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Roman Empire

Ruler: Philip II Caesar under Philip I
Reigned: Caesar 244-247 AD: Augustus 247-249 AD
Denomination: AR Antoninianus
Mint: Rome
Date of Issue: 245-246 A.D.
Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right. "M. IVL. PHILIPPVS CAES."
Reverse: Philip II standing left, holding globe and spear. "PRINCIPI. IVVENT."[1]
Reference: RCVM 9240, RSC 48, RIC 218d
Weight: 4.4 gms
Diameter: 22.5 mm
Comment: [1] = "PRINCIPIS IVVENTUS" = youthful emperor

PHILIP II (M. Julius Philippus)

PHILIP II was the son of Philip I and Marcia Otacilia Severa. At the age of seven was given the title of Caesar on the accession of his father, and in 247 was elevated to the rank of Augustus. When his father was killed in battle near Verona in 249, he was killed at Rome by Praetorians, in his mother's arms.

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