PHLIP I the ARAB 247AD Annona Ancient Silver Roman Coin NGC Certified MS i58168
Item: i58168 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Philip I’the Arab’ – Roman Emperor: 244-249 A. Silver Antoninianus 21mm (3.90 grams) Rome mint: 247-249 A. Reference: RIC 28c; RSC 25 Certification: NGC Ancients MS Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 1883004-063 IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left holding corn-ears over modius and cornucopiae. In ancient Roman religion , Annona (Latin corn, grain; means of subsistence, from annus “year”) is the divine personification of the grain supply to the city of Rome. She is closely connected to the goddess Ceres , with whom she is often depicted in art. Annona, often as Annona Augusti , was a creation of Imperial religious propaganda , manifested in iconography and cult practice. She is presented as a theophany of the emperor’s power to care for his people through the provision of grain. Annona thus lacked narrative mythology or a tradition of devotion in the Roman Republic , but once established as part of Imperial cult , she was the recipient of dedications and votive offerings from private individuals motivated by gratitude or the seeking of favor. In the propaganda of Claudius , the cult of Ceres Augusta made explicit the divine power that lay in the Imperial provision of the annona , the grain supply to the city. Annona Augusti appears on coins late in the reign of Nero , when the Cult of Virtues came into prominence in the wake of the Pisonian conspiracy. She embodied two of the material benefits of Imperial rule , along with Securitas Augusti, “Augustan Security, ” and often appeared as part of a pair with Ceres. On Neronian coinage, Ceres, Annona, and Abundantia (“Abundance”) were closely associated. Annona also appears on coins issued under Vespasian , where along with other Virtues she represents the restoration of confidence in the principate , and on the coinage of Titus , Domitian , Trajan , Hadrian , Antoninus Pius , and Septimius Severus. She was a particular favorite in Trajan’s propaganda, which sought to portray his reign as a renewal and a prosperous new era for mankind; hence Annona often appears with a symbolic child. In the context of Trajanic politics, Annona represented Rome’s grain independence from its traditional supplier Egypt. On coins, she frequently stands between a modius (grain-measure) and the prow of a galley , with ears of grain in one hand and a cornucopia in the other; sometimes she holds a rudder or an anchor. Philip I’the Arab’ – Emperor: 244-249 A. Marcus Julius Philippus or Philippus I Arabs c. 204249, known in English as Philip the Arab or formerly (prior to World War II) in English as Philip the Arabian , was a Roman Emperor from 244 to 249. The item “PHLIP I the ARAB 247AD Annona Ancient Silver Roman Coin NGC Certified MS i58168″ is in sale since Wednesday, December 07, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Ruler: Philip I
- Composition: Silver
- Certification: NGC
- Certification Number: 1883004-063
- Grade: MS