VF Philip I Viminacium AE40 Provincial Sestertius Moesia Bull and Lion

Ancient Coins - VF Philip I Viminacium AE40 Provincial Sestertius Moesia Bull and Lion
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Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Viminacium, Moesia Superior
 
RP92632. Orichalcum provincial sestertius, H-J Viminacium 29 (R2); Martin 2.14, AMNG I/I 103, Varbanov I 135; BMC Thrace p. 17, 21, VF, excellent portrait, crackling from light corrosion, porosity, part of reverse legend weak, 18.681g, 39.5mm, 225o, Viminacium (Stari Kostolac, Serbia) mint, IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right; reverse P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands over bull on left standing right and lion on right standing left, AN VI (year 6 of the Viminacium colonial era) in exergue
 
Viminacium was a Roman Colony founded by Gordian III in 239 A.D. The usual legend is P.M.S. COL. VIM., abbreviating Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium. The usual type is a female personification of Moesia standing between a lion and a bull. The bull and the lion were symbols of the Legions VII and IV, which were quartered in the province.
Price SKU: RP92632
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