Philip II

247 - 249 A.D.

Philip II was the son of Philip who named him co-Augustus just before he set out to fight the army of Trajan Decius. Philip was only about 10 years old and when news reached Rome of Decius's victory the boy could do little to stem the growing momentum against his father's killer. Briefly, he remained sole emperor but the troops in Rome were no match for the approaching army of Decius, especially considering that Philip's own captured troops were now fighting alongside him. As expected, rather than fight a losing battle, the Praetorian Guard just murdered the boy and avoided the confrontation.

AR Antoninianus

RIC 213, Cohen 13 AR Antoninianus Obv: MIVLPHILIPPVSCAES - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: IOVICONSERVAT - Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.


RIC 216c, Cohen 54 AR Antoninianus Obv: MIVLPHILIPPVSCAES - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENT - Philip II standing right, holding globe and transverse spear.


RIC 217, Cohen 58 AR Antoninianus Obv: MIVLPHILIPPVSCAES - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENT - Philip II standing right, holding globe and transverse spear; behind him a soldier with a spear.


RIC 218d, Cohen 48 AR Antoninianus Obv: MIVLPHILIPPVSCAES - Radiate bust right
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENT - Philip II standing left, holding globe and scepter. Lot sold for $32 12/20/01.


RIC 219, Cohen 57 AR Antoninianus Obv: MIVLPHILIPPVSCAES - Radiate bust right, draped
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENT - Philip II standing left, holding globe and inverted spear; at feet a captive. Lot sold for $20 12/24/01.


RIC 226, Cohen 6 AR Antoninianus Obv: IMPMIVLPHILIPPVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: AETERNITIMPER - Sol advancing left, holding right hand up in salute and a whip.


RIC 227 AR Antoninianus Obv: IMPMIVLPHILIPPVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PAXAETERNA - Pax standing left, holding an olive branch and transverse scepter.


RIC 230, Cohen 17 AR Antoninianus Obv: IMPPHILIPPVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: LIBERALITASAVGIII - Philip and son both seat in curule chairs left.


RIC 231c, Cohen 23 AR Antoninianus Obv: IMPPHILIPPVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PAXAETERNA - Pax standing left, holding an olive branch and transverse scepter.


RIC 233 AR Antoninianus Obv: IMPMIVLPHILIPPVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PMTRPIIIICOSIIPP - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.