PHILIP I the ARAB 247AD VICTORIA CARPICA Rare Ancient Silver Roman Coin NGC MS
THE ROMAN EMPIRE Philip I, 244 – 249 A. AR 3.71 g. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Holding wreath and palm branch. Provided with certificate of authenticity. CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC by Sergey Nechayev, PhD – Numismatic Expert. 245-247: During the rule of emperor Philip the Arab (244-249), the Carpi crossed the Danube and laid waste Moesia Inferior. After the theatre governors failed to repel the invasion, the emperor took personal command and launched a major counter-attack. After a prolonged struggle, the Carpi were driven back across the Danube. Pursued by the Romans into their homeland, the main body of Carpi took refuge in a major stronghold (presumably a hill-fort), where they were surrounded and besieged by Philip’s forces. The remaining Carpi forces, which had scattered, rallied and launched an attempt to relieve the siege. The besieged staged a mass sortie to distract the Romans’ attention from the approach of the relief-force. But the latter were intercepted and routed by Philip’s equites Maurorum Berberlight cavalry from N. The breakout itself was contained, forcing the Carpi to sue for peace. This was granted to them on apparently lenient terms by Philip, who was eager to conclude the campaign in time for the forthcoming celebrations of the 1,000th anniversary of the City of Rome’s foundation (April 248). Philip was acclaimed Carpicus Maximus. The item “PHILIP I the ARAB 247AD VICTORIA CARPICA Rare Ancient Silver Roman Coin NGC MS” is in sale since Wednesday, May 25, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “victoram” and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Silver
- Ruler: Philip I
- Material: Silver
- Coin Type: Ancient Roman