ANTONINIANII FROM THE MINT OF ANTIOCH UNDER THE REIGN OF PHILIP THE ARAB (244-249 AD)

 

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MY ANTONINIANII COLLECTION


The links below give access to the coins of my collection. Of course, I did not use for this presentation a classification system by emperor or by reverse, but a classification by issue, officina and then by emperor. Although it is unlikely that each officina would have struck all the coins for Philip the Arab, then those for Philip II and finally the ones of Otacilia Severa, only a study of die-links will allow to define the order in which the coins were struck.

NOTE : the scarcity indicated for each coin is not the one indicated by the Roman Imperial Coinage because it is obvious that the information now available, thanks to the Internet, has completely upset this scarcity quotation. The Internet has made possible the appearance of many new types and it also has made evident the relativity of the scarcity announced by the RIC for certain specimens, which now seem relatively "current".

Starting from the number of specimens known (see table on this site) I thus redefined the scarcity of the presented specimens in six categories :

RRR : extremely rare
RR+ : very rare to extremely rare
RR : very rare
R+ : rare to very rare
R : rare
Scarce


UNKNOWN EASTERN MINT :

 > 1st and 2nd issue (Spring and beginning of Summer 244 AD)

(8 coins)

ANTIOCH MINT :

 > 1st issue (mid 247 AD)

(19 coins)

 > 2nd issue (mid 247 to end of 247 AD)

(29 coins)

 > 3rd issue (Spring-Summer 249 AD)

(27 coins)

 > Prototypes and errors

(3 coins)

AUXILIARY MINT FOR CARPIC CAMPAIGN :

 > Carpic Campaign issue (247 AD)

(6 coins)

ROME MINT :

 > Hybrid coins

(11 coins)


Numismatic references :

> Óvári F., "Philippus antiochiai veretú antoninianusairól", Numizmatikai Közlöny vol. LXXXVIII-LXXXIX (1989-1990) pp. 41-48

> Cohen H., "Description historique des monnaies frappées sous l'Empire Romain, communément appelées Médailles Impériales", Tome V, 2e éd., Paris 1885

> Mattingly H. & Sydenham E. "Roman Imperial Coinage, vol.4 : Pertinax to Uranius Antoninus", London 1936

> Bland R. - unpublished listing of antoninianii from Antioch of Philip the arab and his family (however, content can be seen on Jim Shaffer's website)



 

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