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PHILIP II as CAESAR
 

PHILIP II as CAESAR


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AE Tetradrachm of Alexandria. Struck c.A.D.246. Obverse: M IOV FILIPPOC K CEB. Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Philip II facing right. Reverse: No legend. Asklepios standing facing left, sacrificing over flaming and garlanded altar out of patera held in right hand and holding staff around which a serpent coils in left; in left field, L gamma. GICV : 4158.

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Nlce coin, but I believe that it is actually Philip II as Caesar instead of as Augustus. Your coin was issued in year 3 (L gamma). Philip II did not begin issues as Augustus in Alexandria until late in his fourth year, and these are few (Emmett lists three types) and rare (one is Rarity 4 and the other two are Rarity 5).
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