FORVM Philip I and Philip II Antioch 8 Assaria Confronted Busts / Bust of Tyche

Ancient Coins - FORVM Philip I and Philip II Antioch 8 Assaria Confronted Busts / Bust of Tyche
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Philip I and Philip II as Caesar, First Half 244 - July or August 247 A.D., Syria, Antioch
 
RP87198. Bronze 8 assaria, McAlee 1000/3 (S, same dies); BMC Galatia p. 216, 534; SNG Cop 273, VF, tight flan, grainy porous surfaces, 20.879g, 28.12mm, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, AVTOK K M IOVAI ΦIΛIΠΠOI CEB, laureate draped bust of Philip I confronting radiate draped bust of Philip II; reverse ANTIOXEΩN MHTPO KOΛΩN, veiled turreted bust of Tyche right, ∆-E / S - C across field in two divided lins, ram leaping right with head turned back above, star below ; scarce
 
When Philip visited Antioch, Saint Babylas refused to let him enter the gathering of Christians at the Easter vigil (Eusebius, Historia ecclesiastica, VI, 34). Later legend elaborates, stating that Babylas demanded that he do penance for his part in the murder of the young Gordian III before he would allow Philip to celebrate Easter. Saint Babylas died in prison in 253 during the Decian persecution. He asked to be buried in his chains.
Price SKU: RP87198
US$ 161.00
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  • CAD 213.05

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