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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Philip II| > RS93242
Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D.
In 249, the philosopher Plotinus moved to Rome. In his philosophy there are three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul. Historians of the 19th century invented the term Neoplatonism and applied it to him and his philosophy which was influential in Late Antiquity. Much of the biographical information about Plotinus comes from Porphyry's preface to his edition of Plotinus' Enneads. His metaphysical writings have inspired centuries of Pagan, Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Gnostic metaphysicians and mystics.
RS93242. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV 219, RSC IV 57, Hunter III 10, SRCV III 9241, Choice VF, well centered, attractive style, attractive toning, flow lines, mild die wear, Rome mint, weight 4.094g, maximum diameter 21.7mm, die axis 0o, 244 - 246 A.D.; obverse M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PRINCIPI IVVENT (to the Prince of Youth), Philip II standing left in military dress, globe in right hand, standard (or inverted spear) in left hand, captive seated left at feet on left; SOLD











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