PHILIP I. AR Antoninianus of Rome. Struck A.D.248.
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, seen from behind.
Reverse: SAECVLARES AVGG. Lion walking right; in exergue, I (officina 1).
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 4.12gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC IV iii : 12 | RSC : 173
This coin is one of a series of coins struck by Philip I in A.D.248 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Rome. Many of these coins depict the various animals, brought from all over the Empire, which were displayed in the arena during the games celebrating this event.