Do I have this Philip I identified?

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  1. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    Bought this
    Roman Provincial coin of Philip I


    Obverse: AVTOK K M IOVLI FILIPPOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

    Reverse: ZEUGMATEWN, temple of Zeus Katabaites, tetrastyle temple with cult image of Zeus seated facing within, holding sceptre; peribolos below containing grove; capricorn leaping right below.
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  3. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    And Son Philip II
    How did I do here?

    PHILIP II as Caesar - Ori. Sestertius, Liberalitas issue.

    Mint of Rome. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / LIBERALITAS AVGG III, S C in exergue, Philip I and II seated left on sella curulis, each extending hand, Philip I holding short sceptre.
  4. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    NickelGuy, You did OK :D! Pictured below is a family group photo from my collection.
    Philip I, OtaciliaSevera, Philip II.jpg
    Syria-Antioch, AD 244-249. Billon tetradrachms.
  5. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    And finally . . .

    Gordian IIIgallery.jpg
    Cilicia. Tarsos. Gordian III AD 238-244. Bronze Æ. Medallic type about 36 mm, 22.5 gr ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΟϹ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, Π Π, radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right / ΤΑΡϹΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛƐΩϹ Α Μ Κ Γ Β, Elpis advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt.
    How did do?
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  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Spot on!
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  7. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh


    That is fun figuring it out.
    Amazing history on these people too.

    I had to post them together here and get some approval so I can find this info and add to my collection later. I just reached my 25th ancient coin today.
    Do I qualify as an ancient collector yet? LOL
    I am pretty old, but not yet ancient.
    Last edited: May 15, 2022
  8. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    NickelGuy, Nice score on the Gordian III provincial too :D. Attached below is my favorite Gordian III provincial.

    Gordian III, Antiochia-Pisidia, Al Kowsky Coll. (2).jpg
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  9. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh

    I like the Ben Hur reverse.
    4 horsepower!
  10. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Congratulations - I was watching both of those auctions eBay and I think these are pretty good deals. The only reason I didn't bid was that I blew my budget this month (already)!
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  11. Mr.MonkeySwag96

    Mr.MonkeySwag96 Well-Known Member

    I don’t have a single Provincial in my collection. However, I do own a silver antoninianus of Philip II celebrating the Saecular Games:


    Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II facing right. Reverse: SAECVLARES AVGG, Goat or Elk standing left, officina mark III in ex. RIC: 224. Sear: 9275. [Rome, AD 248]. Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 4.1 g.

    Ex. Felicitas Perpetua


  12. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    I also have your same coin @TheNickelGuy :

    COMMAGENE, Zeugma.

    Philip I the Arab or Philip II. 247-249 AD.

    Æ31, 19.2g; 6h

    Ex: JAZ Numismatics/ @John Anthony

    Obv.: AYTOK K M IOYΛI ФIΛIΠΠOC CЄB; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

    Rev.: ZЄYGM-ATЄΩN; Peribolos containing grove of trees, seen in perspective; tetrastyle temple in distance, draped figure within (Zeus?); in exergue, capricorn to right.

    Reference: Butcher 31c; BMC 35.



    Keep in mind that the city was destroyed by the Sassanid Persians in 256 during the reign of Valerian and Gallienus.
    Last edited: May 16, 2022
  13. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

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