Philip II, 247–249 AD, BI Tetradrachm, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, struck 248-249 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Philip II
City/Region:
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Denomination:
BI Tetradrachm
Composition:
Billon
Date:
248-249 AD
Obverse:
AYTOK K M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip II right
Reverse:
ΔHMAΡX ЄΞOVCIAC VΠA TO Δ, eagle, wings displayed, standing left, holding wreath in beak; in exergue, ANTIOXIA /S C in two lines
Size:
28.60 mm, 12.7 g, 6h
Grade:
gVF, toned
Provenance:
ex Triskeles Auction 21 (29 September 2017), Lot 307
References:
McAlee 1043; Prieur 473; BMC Syria [Seleucis and Pieria] p. 218, 559-563; Butcher p. 120, 8; cf. SNG Copenhagen 268 (Philip I); SGICV -

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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.