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AD 244-249 Roman Empire, Silver Double-Denarius of Philip I NGC MS

AD 244-249 Roman Empire, Silver Double-Denarius of Philip I NGC MS
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Why buy this AD 244-249 Roman Empire Philip I Silver Double-Denarius?

Better known as Philip the Arab, Philip I served as Emperor during the time of Rome's millennium. Sympathetic to Christianity, some writers think that he actually converted, which would have made him the first Christian Emperor. Philip sought to solidify his power by maintaining a strong relationship with the Senate, which he did by upholding and promoting traditional Roman virtues. His reign was plagued by tributes to the Persians, which, combined with his building projects, proved very expensive. He ended subsidies for peace keeping tribes north of the Danube and dramatically raised taxes. He was betrayed in Verona and killed, perhaps in battle, perhaps by his own soldiers, in 249. This Double-Denarius dates back to his troubled time as emperor.

Radiate Philip I Bust Design

A radiate bust of Philip I face right on the obverse. It is draped & cuirassed. Arching over the image are rim inscriptions that read, "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG" (Emperor Marcus Julius Philippus Augustus).

On the reverse, Securitas is seated facing to the left side of the coin She holds a wand in her right hand and props her head up with her left. "SECVRIT ORBIS" (To the Security of the Roman World) is inscribed along the rim.

Beautifully Maintained MS

Over 1700 years after it was first struck, this coin remains in Mint State according to the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That means that it does not have any traces of wear.

Add this Roman Empire 244-249 AD Philip I Silver Double-Denarius to your collection today.


Year of Issue:AD 244-249
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS
Composition:Silver
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire
Currency:Denarius