Philip II. As Caesar, A.D. 244-247. Æ as. 9.97 gm. 23.5 mm. Rome mint. Struck A.D. 244-246. His bareheaded and draped bust right; M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES / Philip II standing left, holding signum and spear; PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS S C. RIC IV.3 258b. Near Extremely Fine; handsome dark red and green patina; crisply struck with particularly high-relief reverse.
Ex Davissons Auction 15 (29 March 2001) lot 156. Purchased from Edward J. Waddell (NYINC, 6 December 1991).
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