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As Philip the Arab - temple of Roma


PHILIP THE ARAB. Æ As. Rome, 6th officina, 10th emission, 249 AD Obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Laureated, draped and cuirassed bust right Rev. SAECVLVM NOVVM SC Roma seated facing, holding Victory and sceptre, in octastyle temple. The reverse type may be the Temple of Venus and Rome which Hadrian designed, located on the Via Sacra between the Forum and Colosseum. The type is one of the many issued to commemorate the millenium of the founding of Rome. [CNG] Very rare as a mid bronze.

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Nice find. I certainly wish the flea markets in North Carolina were as fruitful as those in Paris (Le marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen?).


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mmh not a flea market, a true international coin show (though not so big as the NY one :cool:), held twice a year. And this coin was even available online before ;)



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