Philip I (AD 244-249) AR Double-Denarius (22mm, 3.99g) Struck circa AD 247-249. Obv: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / Rev: Legionary eagle and three standards. This coin is guaranteed for life to be a genuine ancient coin.
Here at Ancient Auctions we have pledged to uphold the highest ethical standards. Marcus Julius Philippus (Latin: Marcus Julius Philippus Augustus) c. 204 - 249 AD, also known as Philip, was Roman Emperor from 244 to 249. He was born in Arabia Petraea, the Roman province of Arabia, in a city situated in modern-day Syria. He went on to become a major figure in the Roman Empire.
He achieved power after the death of Gordian III, quickly negotiating peace with the Persian Sassanid Empire. During his reign, the city of Rome celebrated its millennium. Among early Christian writers, Philip had the reputation of being sympathetic to the Christian faith. Probably for this reason, it was even claimed by some that he had converted to Christianity, which would have made him the first Christian emperor. He supposedly tried to celebrate Easter with Christians in Antioch, but the bishop Saint Babylas made him stand with the penitents.Philip and his wife received letters from Origen. Philip was betrayed and killed following a rebellion led by his successor, Gaius Messius Quintus Decius. International Buyers - Please Note. The item "NGC Ch AU. Ancient Roman Silver Coin" is in sale since Tuesday, December 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)". The seller is "ancientauctions" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.