Philip I, 244-249. 22-20 mm. 4.41 grams.
IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, his radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
SAECVLARES AVGG, Lion standing right, I in exergue.
This is one a series of SAECVLARES AVGG with animals from the games for the 1000th anniversary of Rome, which was traditionally said to have been founded in what we call 753 BC. There is no year 0 in the BC/AD system, so the 1000th anniversary was in what we call 248. The celebration began April 21, 248.
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