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Roman Empire

Ruler: Philip II
Reigned: Augustus 247 - 249 AD
Denomination: AR Antoninianus
Mint: Rome
Date of Issue: 247 - 249 AD
Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right. "IMP. PHILIPPVS AVG."
Reverse: Philip I (nearest), holding short sceptre?, and Philip II seated left on curule chairs? "LIBERALITAS AVGG III"
Reference: RSC 17, RCVM 9265, RIC 230
Weight: 3.7 gms
Diameter: 21.9 mm

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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