New coin from show.

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  1. Snorlax93

    Snorlax93 Active Member

    Howdy everyone, just picked this beauty up at a show for 50. Large Roman empire bronze. 20190707_152234.jpg 20190707_152242.jpg
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  3. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Very nice, Snorlax! I assume it's a sestertius?

    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.
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  4. Snorlax93

    Snorlax93 Active Member

    Yes it is a sestertius
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  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Nice! One of my favorite sestertii is a Philip II (same as yours):

    Philip II PRINCIPI IVVENT sestertius.jpg
    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.
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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    PHILIP II (Roman)

    RI Philip II 244-249 Nisibis Mesopotamia-farthest EAST Temple sinister left.jpg
    RI Philip II 244-249 Nisibis Mesopotamia-farthest EAST Temple sinister left
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  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Nice coin of Phillip Junior there.
  9. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    1883240-002 obv. (2).jpg 1883240-002 rev. (2).jpg 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.
  10. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Cool find
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  11. Snorlax93

    Snorlax93 Active Member

    It looks great in hand, was originally 110 bucks the guy had some ancients he wanted to move, all were priced at 50 dollars. Happy with purchase!
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