Сохранность: EF * Дата чеканки: 245 г., Рим, 2-й выпуск (RIC); 245—246 гг., Рим (RCTV); 245 г., Рим, 3-я мастерская, 2-й выпуск (CNG). Описание аверса и реверса приводится по RIC. From the Jack A. Frazer Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 21, lot 529 (17.05.2001); Numismatica Ars Classica 9, lot 916 (16.04.1996); Leu 28, lot 542 (05.05.1981). Classical Numismatic Group — Auction Triton XXIII, lot 823 (15.01.2020). Оценочная стоимость: 500 USD. Цена реализации: 450 USD.
255. У Коэна в описании реверса: «идущий вправо», но вряд ли здесь есть намек на движение.
RCTV (Sear), т. III, с. 182—183, к №№ 9235—9342 (2005 г.):
Jul./Aug. AD 247—Sep. 249
Marcus Julius Severus Philippus, the son of Philip I and Otacilia Severa, was born about AD 237, some years before his father’s accession to the throne on the downfall of Gordian III. The 7-year-old son of the new emperor was immediately granted the junior imperial rank of Caesar and this he retained for the following three years. He seems to have accompanied his father during the campaigns of AD 245—247 against the Quadi and the Carpi on the northern frontier and on their return to Rome to celebrate a triumph the boy was rewarded by advancement to the rank of Augustus and co-emperor with his father. When their regime was threatened two years later by the revolt of Decius the two Philips marched together against the usurper, only to perish in battle at Verona. An alternative version of the story is that the younger Philip survived the battle but was brought back to Rome where he was put to death by the praetorians.
Philip II’s coinage is divided into two main groups, those issued between AD 244 and 247, when he bore the title of Caesar, and those issued after his elevation to the rank of Augustus. The former are all from the mint of Rome, but after he became co-emperor with his father he also shared in the issue of antoniniani from Antioch. During this latter period he uses the same obverse legends as his father and differentiation on some Syrian issues may sometimes be confusing, though the younger features of Philip II’s portrait are generally discernible. The officina marks on the “Saeculares” antoniniani issued at Rome in AD 248 reveal that, like his mother, Philip II was assigned one of the six officinae to produce issues in his name.
There are three principal varieties of obverse legend, the first as Caesar, the other two as Augustus: