@DonnaML posted about animals on Philip I reverses I stated I didn`t have one when in fact I did - though I just hadn't researched it and it was in my still rather small Roman Provincial box. Anyway, I have spent most of the afternoon researching this coin, though its not in the best condition, but it does have a pleasant green patination developing, and here it is...…. Philip I AE 28 of Viminacium, Moesia Superior. Year 9 of founding, 248 AD. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing, looking left between bull and lion, AN VIIII in ex. (Emblems of the Roman legions VII and IV quartered in the province) Reference: Sear 2614 var, Sear GIC 3874 var What I find interesting is the reference to the Legions on the reverse. Viminacium was a major city in Moesia (Todays Serbia) and capital of Moesia Superior and it was the base camp of the Legio VII Claudia and also hosted for some time the Legio IIII Flavia Felix. The bull and the lion depicted on the reverse were the symbols of the two legions. The city was destroyed in AD 440 by the Huns. Legio quarta Flavia Felix - The Lucky Flavian Fourth legion was founded in AD 70 by Vespasian from the ashes of the Macedonica Legio IV. The Legions symbol was a lion. This Roman Legion was featured at the beginning of the movie Gladiator where Maximus Decimus Meridius was the legions general leading the campaign in Germania. Wow. Legio septimal Claudia Pia Fidelis The legion that is loyal and faithful to Claudius. The legion was founded in Pompey (Spain) in 65BC by Julius Caesar and it marched with him throughout the entire Gallic wars. Legio VII was one of the two legions used in Caesars invasion of Britain and played a crucial role in the battle of Pharsalus in 48BC. The legion existed until the end of the 4th century AD guarding the middle danube region. Its emblem was the Bull. So that`s where my afternoon has gone. Its been fun and so very informative. Please share any coins depicting Legions that you may have. Ave Caesar!