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.