Philip I Antoninianus

Philip I Antoninianus, Emperor AD 244-249, minted at Rome AD 244-247, RIC 49b, RSC 227, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Reverse:  Victory advancing right, holding a wreath in her right hand and a palm branch over her shoulder with her left, VICTORIA AVG, a very lustrous coin with a tiny touch of attractive toning, an ugly duckling coin if ever I saw one with a nevertheless great portrait of Philip and a detailed Victory on the reverse and well struck and centered, somehow managing a nearly full beaded circle on its obverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a hairline flan crack is noted for accuracy, though of no significance to the structural integrity of the coin, Asking price:  $92 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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