Philip I, 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 21 mm, 4.59 g, 7 h), Rome, 247-248. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate bust of Philip I to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGG Aequitas standing front, head to left, holding scales in her raised right hand and cornucopiae in her left. Cohen -. Eauze -. Hunter -. RIC -. Unique and unpublished save for its previous auction appearance. A wonderful, fully lustrous coin with an exceptional bust type. Virtually as struck.
From the collection of Dipl.-Ing. Adrian Lang, ex Naumann E-Auction 31, 3 May 2015, 623 (small deposits removed from the reverse since).
This is a truly exceptional piece, boasting a magnificent heroically nude bust of Philip with slight drapery on his left shoulder to right. Clearly this portrait was crafted by a master engraver, who, in deviating from the standardized portraiture of the emperor, created an absolute masterpiece.