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Why purchase this Silver Double-Denarius of Roman Emperor Philip I?
This Silver Double-Denarius struck during the reign of Philip I (AD 244-249) features a reverse image personifying the divine virtue of liberality (generosity) as the Roman goddess Liberalitas. Roman Imperial coinage minted with the theme was usually given by the Emperor as gifts to his people. Inscriptions on the Liberalitas coins often included a number indicating the times the Emperor has demonstrated his liberality with the distribution of coinage.
Imagery Symbolizing the Emperor's Generosity
The obverse depicts a draped and cuirassed image of Emperor Philip I, wearing a radiate crown, accompanied by the inscription "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG," which translates as "Emperor Marcus Julius Philippus, August."
The figure of Liberalitas stands on the reverse, holding an abacus in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left. The Latin inscription "LIBERALITAS AVGG II" encircles the image, abbreviation for the Latin phrase "Liberalitas Augustorum iterum," meaning "Second Liberality of the Augusts."
Ancient Silver Double-Denarius in Choice Very Fine Condition
This Silver Double-Denarius of Roman Emperor Philip I, struck AD 244-249, has been awarded the grade of Choice Very Fine (Ch. VF) by NGC Ancients, the ancient coin grading division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Similar to a coin earning a grade of 30-35 on the Sheldon Scale, the coin will exhibit a sharp strike featuring good definition of detail with excellent eye appeal.
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|Year of Issue:||AD 244-249|
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