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Philip I, 244-249 AD c 247 AD. THE FIRST CHRISTIAN EMPEROR?
Antoninianus
Philip's rule involved dealing with the Germanic incursion on the provinces of Pannonia and the Gothic invasion of Moesia. Although they defeated their enemies in 248 the legions were discontent due to the low yield of the plunder and rebelled rebellion. Trajan Decius was proclaimed Emperor by the Danubian armies in the spring of 249 and defeated Philip near modern Verona killing Philip. Obverse, laureate, draped and cuirassed Philip I IMP M IVL PHILIPPUS AVG. Reverse standing Felicitas holding long caduceus and cornucopiae P M TR P IIII COS II P P.
Mint: Rome
Provenance: Private acquisition *

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