Roman Ae25 Coin of Philip II in a Crystal Pendant


A Roman Ae25 coin minted for Philip II in Nisibis, Mesopotamia, surrounded by a crystal pendant mount. The coin features the profile bust of the Emperor, facing left, radiate, draped and cuirassed. His head is surrounded by the Greek legend AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CЄB. The reverse depicts the frontal image of Tyche, seated within a tetrastyle temple. Above her head is a ram leaping to the right while facing left. To the lower right, there is a half-length figure of the river-god swimming right. The legend reads IOY CЄΠ KOΛΩ NЄCIBI MHT.

The coin is encased in a custom-made modern stainless steel bezel to the obverse, decorated with high quality faceted crystal. On the reverse there is a silver mount, hallmarked at the top, to stabilise the coin within its frame. The steel suspension loop is also branded with a recessed TP, in collaboration with Tresor Paris, the Hatton Garden jewellers. The pendant is hung from a silver chain, included with the piece.

Dimension listed below measure from clasp to the end of the pendant.

Date: Coin circa AD 247-249. Pendant casing and chain modern.
Condition: Fine condition.

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Philip II, also known as Philip the Younger, was Emperor of the Roman Empire from AD 247-249. He was given the title Caesar at the age of 7 when his father, Philip I, commonly known as Philip the Arab, became emperor in AD 244. He rose to Augustus and became the co-ruler in AD 247. By AD 249, the 12-year-old Emperor was killed, shortly after his father’s death in Macedonia, though sources are unclear whether he was fighting with his father or had remained in Rome.

Nisibis, the capital of Mygdonia, Mesopotomia was in a commanding situation on the road between the Tigris and the Mediterranean, and was frequently won and lost in the wars between the Romans, Parthians and Persians, until the Emperor Jovian ceded it in AD 363.

Weight 42.1 g
Dimensions L 29 x W 3.6 cm




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