Spaniard Posted August 1, 2022 · Supporter Share Posted August 1, 2022 (edited) I'm thrilled to add this coin to my collection... It's an area that I've become very interested in recently the type being big and chunky in hand. This is only my second example which imo has a great overall look, well balanced with subtle toning, it does heve some flattening of the legends but that actually appeals to me...Due to my inexperience of this type I did ask @Al Kowsky to take a look, he gave the thumbs up on this one, "Thanks Al".... Here she is.... Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249 AD. AR Tetradrachm (10.97 gm, 27mm). Rome mint, for Antioch, 246 AD. Obv.: AYTOK K M IOYΛ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ CЄB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev.: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ЄΞΟΥCΙΑC / S - C / MON VRB, eagle with spread wings standing facing, head to left and holding wreath in beak; to upper right, Є. McAlee 901e; Prieur 309; RPC VIII online 29027. gVF. On the obverse is the portrait of the emperor himself, laureate with a cuirass and draped robe over his shoulders seen from behind, surrounded by the Greek legend AYTOK K M IOYΛ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ CЄB. Breaking this down further, the title reads, in shorthand AYTOK[ΡΑΤΟΡ] – K[ΑΙΣΑΡ] – M[ΑΡΚΟΣ] – IOYΛ[ΙΟΣ] – ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ – CЄB[ΑΣΤΟΣ], all of which translates as “Emperor and Caesar, Marcus Julius Philip, Augustus”. On the reverse is an eagle standing proudly with its wings spread and holding a wreath in its beak. Surrounding this is the legend ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ЄΞΟΥCΙΑC in Greek, meaning “The leader of the People, the Authority” – a byword in this case for the title Consul. Below this on either side of the eagle are the letters S – C indicating that the coin was struck with permission from, and under the authority of, the Senate in Rome. Finally, in the exergue are the Latin letters MON VRB, shorthand for Moneta Urbis, indicating the coin was struck in the “Mint of the City” in Rome. Any extra info/corrections on the above description will be appreciated... Please feel free to add your Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, Tetradrachms I'd love to see them.. Edited August 1, 2022 by Spaniard 15 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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