Reigned: 244-249ad

MARCVS IVLIVS PHILIPPVS was born near Damascus in about 204. He married Marcia Otacilia Severa, and their son Philip II was born in 237. Philip was Praetorian Praefect when Gordian III mysteriously died in 244 on the Sassanian campaign. He was acclaimed Augustus, made a quick peace, and returned to Rome. He ruled benevolently, engaged in a Danubian campaign, and celebrated the 1,000th anniversary of Rome in 248. In 249 the commander in the Danubian region, Decius, was hailed as Augustus by his men. Philip marched north, but was killed in the battle of Verona in August, 249.(Excerpt from MONETA, from


AR Antoninianus (22mm 3.85g) Struck 247ad Rome

Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate and draped bust right

Rev AEQVITAS AVGG Aequitas standing left with scales & cornucopia

RIC 27b


AR Antoninianus (22mm 3.41g) Struck 247-248ad Rome

Obv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate and draped bust right

Rev: ROMAE ATERNAE Roma in military dress, seated left holding victory and scepter. Sheild at side, altar at front

RIC 65

Potin Tet

EGYPT.ALEXANDRIA.Philip I AD 244-249.Billon Tetradrachm, struck AD 247/248. ( 11.93, 22mm,)

Obv:leg, laurate bust right

Reverse.Nike advancing right holding wreath in front, palm branch behind left shoulder, in front regnal yearleg(year 5 AD 247/ 48 ).

Ref:Emmet 3493, Milne 3709-3712.



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