PHILIP I 244AD Viminacium Sestertius Ancient Roman Coin Bull & lion i21799
Item: i21799 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Philip I’the Arab’ – Roman Emperor: 244-249 A. Bronze’Sestertius’ 30mm (13.27 grams) from Year 5 of the founding of Viminacium = AN VI = 244/5 A. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped & curiassed bust right. P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing left between bull & lion, AN VI in ex. Viminacium was a major city of the Roman province of Moesia (today’s Serbia), and the capital of Moesia Superior. Viminacium was the base camp of Legio VII Claudia, and hosted for some time the IIII Flavia Felix. The bull and lion were the symbols of the legions stationed in Vimiancium. It was destroyed in 440 by the Huns. Legio septima Claudia Pia Fidelis (Seventh Claudian Legion) was a Roman legion. Its emblem, as well as of all Caesar’s legions, was the bull, together with the lion. The 7th, along with the 6th , 8th & 9th were all founded by Pompey in Spain in 65 BC. They were ordered to Cisalpine Gaul around 58 BC by Julius Caesar , and marched with him throughout the entire Gallic Wars. Legio VII was one of the two legions used in Caesar’s invasions of Britain , and played a crucial role in The Battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC, and it existed at least until the end of the 4th century, guarding middle Danube. Tiberius Claudius Maximus the Roman soldier who brought the head of Decebalus to emperor Trajan was serving in Legio VII Claudia. Map of the Roman empire in AD 125, under emperor Hadrian Legio VII Claudia , stationed on the river Danube at Viminacium (Kostolac, Serbia), in Moesia Superior province, from AD 58 until the 4th century. Viminacium was a major city of the Romanann province of Moesia (today’s Serbia), and the capital of Moesia Superior. Viminacium was the base camp of Claudia Legio VII , and hosted for some time the Flavia Felix IIII. It was destroyed in 440 by the Huns , but rebuilt by Justinian I. During Maurices Balkan campaigns , Viminacium saw destruction by the Avars in 584 and a crushing defeat of Avar forces on the northern Danube bank in 599, destroying Avar reputation for invincibility. Today Kostolac , a small Serbian town on the Danube river, is located where Viminacium used to be. 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 “PHILIP I 244AD Viminacium Sestertius Ancient Roman Coin Bull & lion i21799″ is in sale since Thursday, February 28, 2013. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Provincial (100-400 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.