#16) Silver (billon) provincial tetradrachm of Philip I, (A.D. 244-249).
Syria, Antioch, A.D. 248-249, (4th consulship).
Obv: AVTOK K M IOVΛI ΦIΛΠΠOC CEB.
Rev: DHMAPX EZOVIAC VΠACO Δ - Eagle, facing left, holding wreath in beak.
ANTIOXIA/SC in two lines in exergue.
26 mm, 10.4 g.
Scheming and ruthless, Philip I ascended the throne after initiating military unrest against Gordian III. His reign was beset with rebellion and invasions, and he eventually died in battle trying to suppress a rebellion led by his successor, Trajan Decius.
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