SILVER ANTONINIANUS OF PHILIP I, ROME, AD 248.

SILVER ANTONINIANUS OF PHILIP I, ROME, AD 248.

125.00

Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right

Reverse: SAECVLARES AVGG, She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, officina mark II in ex.

RIC: 15. Sear: 8957. [Rome, AD 248].

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 5.3 g.

The second coin in the remarkable series struck for Philip I and his family, to commemorate a millennium since the foundation of Rome, and the Saecular Games held in the Colosseum. According to ancient accounts the festivities were spectacular, with over a thousand gladiators participating, and hundreds of wild beasts slain. This particular issue depicts the She-Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, the founders of the Eternal City.

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