ERIC Table of Contents


|Title Page|

|Introduction|

|About| |Roman| |Coins|

|Denominations|

|Coins| of |Other| |Ancient| |Cultures|

|Identifying| |Roman| |Coins|

|How| |To| |Use| |This| |Book|

|Mintmarks|

|Mint| |Map|

|Pricing| And |Grading|

|Bibliography|

|Reference| |Catalogs| |Cited|

|Coin| |Terms| |Used|

|Glossary|

|Rarity Tables|

|Index| of |Rulers|

|Photography| |Credits|

|Additional| |Web| |Resources|

Imperial Catalog:

|AUGUSTUS|
|LIVA|
|AGRIPPA|
|NERO| |CLAUDIUS| |DRUSUS|
|GERMANICUS|
|AGRIPPINA I|
|TIBERIUS|
|DRUSUS|
|ANTONIA|
|CALIGULA|
|CLAUDIUS I|
|BRITANNICUS|
|AGRIPPINA II|
|NERO|
|GALBA|
|CLODIUS| |MACER|
|OTHO|
|VITELLIUS|
|VESPASIAN|
|DOMITILLA|
|TITUS|
|DOMITIAN|
|DOMITIA|
|JULIA| |TITI|
|NERVA|
|TRAJAN|
|PLOTINA|
|MARCIANA|
|MATIDIA|
|HADRIAN|
|SABINA|
|AELIUS|
|ANTONINUS| |PIUS|
|FAUSTINA I|
|MARCUS| |AURELIUS|
|FAUSTINA| |II|
|LUCIUS| |VERUS|
|LUCILLA|
|COMMODUS|
|CRISPINA|
|PERTINAX|
|DIDIUS| |JULIANUS|
|MANLIA| |SCANTILLA|
|DIDIA CLARA|
|PESCENNIUS| |NIGER|
|CLODIUS| |ALBINUS|
|SEPTIMIUS| |SEVERUS|
|JULIA| |DOMNA|
|CARACALLA|
|PLAUTILLA|
|GETA|
|MACRINUS|
|DIADUMENIAN|
|ELAGABALUS|
|JULIA| |MAESA|
|JULIA| |SOAEMIAS|
|JULIA| |PAULA|
|AQUILIA| |SEVERA|
|ANNIA| |FAUSTINA|
|SEVERUS| |ALEXANDER|
|JULIA| |MAMAEA|
|ORBIANA|
|MAXIMINUS I|
|PAULINA|
|MAXIMUS|
|GORDIAN I|
|GORDIAN II|
|BALBINUS|
|PUPIENUS|
|GORDIAN III|
|TRANQUILLINA|
|PHILIP I|
|OTACILIA| |SEVERA|
|PHILIP II|
|PACATIAN|
|JOTAPIAN|
|TRAJAN| |DECIUS|
|HERENNIA| |ETRUSCILLA|
|HERENNIUS| |ETRUSCUS|
|HOSTILIAN|
|TREBONIANUS| |GALLUS|
|VOLUSIAN|
|AEMILIAN|
|CORNELIA| |SUPERA|
|SILBANNACUS|
|URANIUS| |ANTONINUS|
|VALERIAN I|
|MARINIANA|
|VALERIAN II|
|GALLIENUS|
|SALONINA|
|SALONINUS|
|REGALIANUS|
|DRYANTILLA|
|POSTUMUS|
|LAELIANUS|
|MARIUS|
|VICTORINUS|
|DOMITIAN II|
|TETRICUS I|
|TETRICUS II|
|QUIETUS|
|MACRIANUS|
|CLAUDIUS II|
|QUINTILLUS|
|AURELIAN|
|SEVERINA|
|ZENOBIA|
|VABALATHUS|
|TACITUS|
|FLORIAN|
|PROBUS|
|SATURNINUS|
|CARUS|
|CARINUS|
|MAGNIA| |URBICA|
|NIGRIAN|
|NUMERIAN|
|JULIAN I|
|DIOCLETIAN|
|MAXIMIAN|
|CARAUSIUS|
|ALLECTUS|
|DOMITIUS| |DOMITIANUS|
|CONSTANTIUS I|
|THEODORA|
|GALERIUS|
|GALERIA| |VALERIA|
|SEVERUS II|
|MAXENTIUS|
|ROMULUS|
|CONSTANTINE I|
|HELENA|
|FAUSTA|
|ALEXANDER|
|LICINIUS I|
|CONSTANTIA|
|MAXIMINUS II|
|LICINIUS II|
|CRISPUS|
|VALERIUS| |VALENS|
|MARTINIAN|
|CONSTANTINE II|
|DELMATIUS|
|HANNIBALLIANUS|
|CONSTANS|
|CONSTANTIUS II|
|MAGNENTIUS|
|DECENTIUS|
|NEPOTIAN|
|VETRANO|
|CONSTANTIUS| |GALLUS|
|JULIAN II|
|JOVIAN|
|VALENTINIAN I|
|VALENS|
|PROCOPIUS|
|GRATIAN|
|VALENTINIAN II|
|THEODOSIUS I|
|AELIA| |FLACCILLA|
|MAGNUS| |MAXIMINUS|
|FLAVIUS| |VICTOR|
|EUGENIUS|
|HONORIUS|
|CONSTANTINE III|
|CONSTANS II|
|MAXIMINUS|
|PRISCUS| |ATTALUS|
|JOVINUS|
|SABASTIANUS|
|CONSTANTIUS III|
|GALLA PLACIDIA|
|JOHANNES|
|VALENTINIAN III|
|LICINIA| |EUDOXIA|
|HONORIA|
|PETRONIUS| |MAXIMINUS|
|AVITUS|
|MAJORIAN|
|LIBIUS| |SEVERUS|
|ANTHEMIUS|
|EUPHEMIA|
|ANICIUS| |OLYBRIUS|
|GLYCERIUS|
|JULIUS NEPOS|
|ROMULUS| |AUGUSTUS|
|ARCADIUS|
|EUDOXIA|
|PULCHERIA|
|THEODOSIUS II|
|EUDOCIA|
|MARCIAN|
|LEO I|
|VERINA|
|LEO II|
|ZENO|
|ARIADNE|
|BASILISCUS|
|ZENONIS|
|LEONTIUS I|
|ANASTASIUS I|
|ANONYMOUS| |COINAGE|

ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez


Philip II 

   Augustus 247-249 

Philip II was the son of Philip who named him co-Augustus just before he set out to fight the army of Trajan Decius. Philip was only about 10 years old and when news reached Rome of Decius 's victory the boy could do little to stem the growing momentum against his father 's killer. Briefly, he remained sole emperor but the troops in Rome were no match for the approaching army of Decius, especially considering that Philip 's own captured troops were now fighting alongside him. As expected, rather than fight a losing battle, the Praetorian Guard just murdered the boy and avoided the confrontation. 
 
The coinage series for Philip junior closely mimics that of senior in quantity and substance so that the two are equally abundant despite his father 's two-year-plus headstart.  


Busts:  

1) Bare-headed, draped bust right 
2) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right 
3) Radiate, cuirassed bust left 
4) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left 
5) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right 

 

Obverses: 

 
1) M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES 
2) M IVL PHILIPPVS NOBIL CAES 
3) IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG 
4) IMP PHILIPPVS AVG 

 

Reverses: 

 
1) AEQVITAS AVG 
2) AEQVITAS AVGG 
3) AETERNIT IMPERI 
4) AETERNITAS AVGG 
5) ANNONA AVGG 
6) AVG PATRI AVG MATRI 
7) CONCORDIA AVGG 
8) CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM 
9) FELICIT IMPP 
10) FIDES EXERCITVS 
11) IOVI CONSERVAT 
12) IOVI CONSERVATORI 
13) LIBERALITAS AVG IIII 
14) LIBERALITAS AVGG II 
15) LIBERALITAS AVGG III 
16) MILIARIVM SAECVLVM 
17) PAX AETERNA 
18) PIETAS AVGVSTOR 
19) PIETAS AVGVSTORVM 
20) PM TR P IIII COS II PP 
21) PM TR P IIII COS PP 
22) PM TR P VI COS PP 
23) PRINCIPI IVVENT 
24) PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS 
25) ROMAE AETERNAE 
26) SAECVLARES AVGG 
27) SAECVLVM NOVVM 
28) SPES PVBLICA 
29) VIRTVS AVGG 
30) No legend 

 

Types: 

 
1) Aequitas standing left, holding scale and cornucopia 
2) Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia 
3) Cippus, COS / II within 
4) Cippus, COS / III within 
5) Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia. 
6) Elephant with rider advancing left 
7) Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia 
8) Goat advancing left 
9) Jupiter standing, facing, holding thunderbolt and scepter. 
10) Lion (radiate) advancing left 
11) Lion (radiate) advancing left with thunderbolt in jaws. 
12) Lion (radiate) advancing right 
13) Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy. 
14) Monetae (3) standing left, holding scale and cornucopiae 
15) Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. 
16) Philip I and Philip II seated left; emperor on left raising hand and the one on right holding scepter 
17) Philip I and Philip II seated left, facing citizen 
18) Philip I laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right facing Otacilia Severa diademed, draped bust left. 
19) Philip II standing left, holding globe and spear. 
20) Philip II standing left, holding globe and spear; seated captive to left. 
21) Philip II standing left, holding globe and standard. 
22) Philip II standing left, holding globe and standard; seated captive to left. 
23) Philip II standing left, holding standard and spear. 
24) Philip II standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding scepter 
25) Philip II standing right, holding spear and globe. 
26) Philip II standing right, holding spear and globe; Philip I standing to left. 
27) Sacrificial implements: simpulum, cruet, lituus, etc. (variously arranged) 
28) Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear 
29) Sol advancing left, raising hand and holding whip 
30) Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 
31) Standards (4) 
32) Temple with (6) columns, Roma within 
33) Wreath, FELICITAS IMPP within 
34) Wreath, VOTIS DECENNALIBVS within. 

 

Mints: 

 
1) Antioch 
2) Roma 

 
 
AU Aureus Reference(s) 
 
1) B1, O1, R23, T19 RIC 218a (IViii, Philip I), C 46 
2) B1, O1, R23, T25 RIC 216a (IViii, Philip I), C 52 
3) B2, O4, R26, T03 RIC 225 (IViii, Philip I), C 77 

 
AR Antoninianus 
 
4) B3, O3, R25, T28 RIC 243 (IViii, Philip I) 
5) B4, O3, R20, T07  
6) B5, O1, R11, T09 RIC 213 (IViii, Philip I), C 13 
7) B5, O1, R23, T19 RIC 218d (IViii, Philip I), C 48 
8) B5, O1, R23, T20 RIC 219 (IViii, Philip I), C 57 
9) B5, O1, R23, T25 RIC 216c (IViii, Philip I), C 54 
10) B5, O1, R26, T08 RIC 224 (IViii, Philip I), C 72 
11) B5, O3, R01, T01  
12) B5, O3, R02, T01 RIC 240a (IViii, Philip I) 
13) B5, O3, R03, T29 RIC 226 (IViii, Philip I), C 6 
14) B5, O3, R04, T06 RIC 246a (IViii, Philip I), C 5 
15) B5, O3, R07, T05 RIC 241 (IViii, Philip I) 
16) B5, O3, R17, T15 RIC 227 (IViii, Philip I) 
17) B5, O3, R20, T07 RIC 233 (IViii, Philip I), C 34 
18) B5, O3, R21, T07 RIC 232 (IViii, Philip I) 
19) B5, O3, R22, T07 RIC 235 (IViii, Philip I) 
20) B5, O3, R22, T11 
21) B5, O3, R22, T24 RIC 236 (IViii, Philip I) 
22) B5, O3, R26, T04  
23) B5, O3, R27, T32 RIC 244 (IViii, Philip I), C 8 
24) B5, O4, R15, T16 RIC 230 (IViii, Philip I), C 17 
25) B5, O4, R17, T15  RIC 231c (IViii, Philip I), C 23 

 
AR Denarius 
 
26) B1, O1, R23, T25 RIC 216b (IViii, Philip I), C 53 

 
AE Sestertius 
 
27) B1, O1, R23, T19 RIC 256a (IViii, Philip I), C 49 
28) B1, O1, R23, T25 RIC 255a (IViii, Philip I), C 55 
29) B2, O3, R17, T15 RIC 268c (IViii, Philip I), C 25 


30) B2, O3, R26, T08 RIC 264a (IViii, Philip I), C 73 

 
AE As Reference(s) 
 
31) B1, O1, R24, T23 RIC 258a (IViii, Philip I), C 62 

 

Philip II Busts 

Philip II Types