I started the new year by picking three coins from the new cgb.fr fixed-price catalogue. Here is the first one, a Sestertius struck in celebration of the 1000th Anniversary of Rome. After concentrating on completing my portrait series during the last year, I am now trying to look for interesting reverses when I upgrade my budget bronzes. The reverse of this coin may be worn and double-struck, but as the games were the high point and most noteworthy event of Philipp´s reign, I think the depiction of one of the various beasts paraded through the Colosseum is far more interesting than the common personifications found on most of his coins. That said, it was also the portrait that won me over: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philipp I right, seen from behind SAECVLARES AVGG, S C in exerque, antelope walking left Sestertius, Rome (6th officina) 248 (9th emission of Philipp I) 28,5 mm - 17,85 gr RIC 161a; Cohen 190; Banti 50; Hunter 108 Please show your Antelopes, Stags, Goats, Moose, Hippos, Elephants, Lions, She-Wolves, Cippus pillars, Roma Temples, Medallions or anything else related to the first Millennium Games!!!