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Why purchase this Silver Double Denarius of Roman Emperor Philip II?
The Roman Imperial Double Denarius was introduced by Emperor Caracalla in early AD 215 as a silver coin. Also known as an antoninianus, the coin's silver content was gradually decreased until it was only a 5% wash over a bronze base by the end of the century. The Emperor's image on the coin, illustrated wearing a radiate style crown, was indicative of the coin's value of two denarii. This Double Denarius was struck in Rome, AD 247-249, during the short reign of Philip II.
Ancient Personification of Peace
The obverse depicts a draped and cuirassed bust of Emperor Philip II, his head adorned with a radiate crown, accompanied by the inscription "IMP PHILIPPVS AVG," which translates to "Emperor Philip, Augustus." Philip II was murdered by the Praetorian Guard in Rome following the death of his father, Philp I, in battle. He was just 12 years old.
Pax, the Roman Goddess of Peace, is featured standing on the reverse, grasping an olive branch and scepter. The Latin inscription "PAX AETERN" encircles the image, meaning "Eternal Peace."
Very Fine Ancient Coin
This Silver Double Denarius of Roman Emperor Philip II, struck AD 247-249, has been determined to be in Very Fine (VF) condition by NGC Ancients, the ancient coin grading division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The coin will exhibit a strong, sharp strike and good definition of detail with highest points worn flat, similar to a coin earning a grade of 25 on the Sheldon Scale.
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|Year of Issue:||AD 247-249|
Few ancient coins are as recognizable as the Roman denarius. This small silver coin carries massive historical significance. Produced from 211 BC until the middle of the 3rd century AD, this denomination served as the backbone of Roman coinage and was the inspiration behind many later European coins. ModernCoinMart carries a very large selection of these denarii, at very affordable prices!