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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Syria| > RY92568
Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Syria, Antioch
|Roman| |Syria|, |Philip| |II,| |July| |or| |August| |247| |-| |Late| |249| |A.D.,| |Syria,| |Antioch|, When Philip visited Antioch, Saint Babylas refused to let him enter the gathering of Christians at the Easter vigil (Eusebius, Historia ecclesiastica, VI, 34). Later legend elaborates, stating that Babylas demanded that he do penance for his part in the murder of the young Gordian III before he would allow Philip to celebrate Easter. Saint Babylas died in prison in 253 during the Decian persecution. He asked to be buried in his chains.
RY92568. Bronze tetradrachm, McAlee 1017 (scarce), Prieur 394, RPC Online VIII U29022 (21 spec.), SNG Cop 276, Dura 453, BMC Galatia -, VF, porous, rough areas, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 12.191g, maximum diameter 25.3mm, die axis 180o, as caesar, series 4, 1st half of 247 A.D.; obverse MAP IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOI KECAP, bare headed, draped bust right, seen from behind; reverse ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO Γ, eagle standing facing, head right, wings open, wreath in beak, ANTIOXIA over S C in in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; scarce; SOLD




  






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