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Philip II (as Caesar) under Philip I the Arab, Ruled 244-249 AD
AE As, Struck 244-246 AD, Rome mint
Obverse: M IVL PHILIPPVS CEAS (rather than CAES), Bust of Philip II, bare-headed, draped, right.
Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Philip II, standing left, holding standard in right hand and spear reversed in left hand.
References: RIC IV 258b var (obv legend misspelling)
Size: 25mm, 12.5g
Notes: Rare with standard rather than globe. Also, obverse legend misspelling.
Yes it is a sestertius
Philip II as Caesar under Philip I, AD 244-247.
Roman Æ sestertius, 19.61 g, 28.3 mm, 11 h.
Rome, AD 245-246.
Obv: M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPI IVVENT S C, Philip II in military dress, standing left, holding globe and resting on spear.
Refs: RIC 256a; Cohen 49; RCV 9249; Hunter 14.
PHILIP II (Roman)
RI Philip II 244-249 Nisibis Mesopotamia-farthest EAST Temple sinister left
Snorlax93, Nice score . Your coin looks like a Fine+ with a handsome patina. I scored a nice double denarius for the cost of the slab a couple of years ago, like the 1st example that Bing posted. Bing's coin has a superior reverse while the reverse on my example was struck with a very worn die . The obverse die on my example still looks pretty sharp, however, you can see a die crack forming near the edge of the obverse near 7:00 o'clock that runs into the S & E of CAES.
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