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New Add: Philip I Tetradrachm From Antioch!

 
 
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 Posted 05/24/2019  12:37 am Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just came in today. I didn't have a Philip tet, so was pleased to add this one as it comes from a friend/dealer.
Planchet is a bit oddly shaped but the portrait is centered and all legends are fully legible. This is a good "representative" type with a lot of varieties in bust type and the positioning of the eagle. The photos on this one make it look a bit rougher than it is in reality.

Around the time this coin was struck, Philip's son was raised to Augustus, and long-running, extravagant and violent games, plays and festivities were held in Rome to celebrate the city's 1000th anniversary. (Perhaps if he had paid attention to what was going on OUTSIDE the city, he wouldn't have been killed a year or two later.)

Philip I (247-248 AD, 3rd consular year: Γ) billon tetradrachm
Syria, Antioch ad Orontem. 26mm, 9.9g
cf. Prieur 375 (similar)

Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip facing right.

Reverse: Eagle with widely spread wings standing right, looking right, wreath in beak / ANTIOXIA SC in ex.


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 Posted 05/24/2019  05:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice.
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 Posted 05/24/2019  09:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good looking Provincial tet. Congrats. Thanks for sharing.
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 Posted 05/24/2019  10:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Strong potrait, clear legends, very nice indeed.

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 Posted 05/24/2019  8:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At 10 g--that coin has some nice heft to it--well done!
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 Posted 05/24/2019  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the kind words, all. I am very happy with it, it's a big ol' chunk of coin and easy on the eyes.
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