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Roman Emperor Philip I The Arab, 244-249 AD. Rome



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Silver Roman Antoninianus for the emperor Philip I The Arab, this emperor was born in Syria.

Diameter: 22 mm

Weight: 2,98 g

Very Fine

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Philip the Arab, also known as Philip I, was a Roman emperor who reigned from 244 to 249 AD. Born in present-day Syria, he rose through the ranks of the Roman military to become emperor after the assassination of Gordian III. Philip is noted for his attempts to stabilize the Roman Empire, including diplomatic efforts with the Sassanid Empire and initiatives to strengthen the economy. He issued numerous coins featuring his image, promoting his image as a benevolent ruler. However, his reign was marred by internal revolts and external threats. He was defeated and killed by his successor, Decius, in 249 AD.