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.