Ancient Rome Alexandria Egypt Philippus II Tetradrachm  246AD
Ancient Rome Alexandria Egypt Philippus II Tetradrachm 246AD

This may be your coin, John. It is a tetradrachm struck in billon (an alloy of mostly copper and a small amount of silver) under Philippus II, emperor of Rome from 247 to 249. Born in 238, he was just eight years old when this coin was minted. It's dated 'regnal year 4' (L-delta) under his father Philip I the Arab, which corresponds to 246/247AD. On the back Tyche (luck) is seated, holding a rudder and a cornucopia. Coin weight is about 12 grams.

The pictured coin comes from Künker GmbH & Co. in Osnabrück, Germany, where is sold for $172 US dollars in a 2007 auction. Approximate catalog values are:

worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $280

As always, CoinQuest thanks Künker for use of their coin image. It is a nice coin, completely legible, without much wear, and great eye appeal. It would be a pleasure to add this coin to any collection.

Coin: 16731 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: John, Sat, 22-Mar-2014 17:43:14 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 25-Mar-2014 08:54:04 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 09-Mar-2016 21:12:55 GMT
Requester description: _IOV_ I (pi)(pi)OCKCCV head and shoulders of a man wearing a toga facing right Back: woman in a robed outfit seated facing left with a sword (or cross) facing down and held by her right hand facing down None
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