Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
AYTOK K M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CЄB, Bust of Philip II, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, facing right
ΔHMAΡX ЄΞOVCIAC VΠA TO Δ, Eagle, wings displayed, standing left, holding wreath in beak; in exergue, ANTIOXIA / S C in two lines
28.60 mm, 12.7 g, 6h
ex Triskeles Auction 21 (29 September 2017), Lot 307
From the famous Antioch mint, responsible for some of the finest portraits of Roman emperors.
Marcus Julius Philippus Severus (also known as Philippus II, Philip II and Philip the Younger) was the son of the Roman Emperor Philip I ("the Arab"). Later, he became Consul and then Augustus and co-ruler with his father. Philip II who never made it past his 12th year dying in his mother's arms, murdered by the Praetorian guard on learning of his father's death in battle to Trajan Decius.