Rare Dynastic Issue for Julius Marinus
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 724. Estimate $2500.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Died before AD 244. Æ 23mm (7.48 g, 12h). Philippopolis (Syria) mint. DEW MARINW
, bare-headed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder, supported by eagle standing right / FILIPPOPOLIT-WN KOLWNIA
C, Roma standing left, holding phiale in extended right hand, spear in left; shield at feet; S C across field. Spijkerman 1/2 (obv./rev.); Hendin 897a var. (Roma seated left); SNG ANS 1402. VF, black-green patina with some lighter green overtones. Attractive, well-centered strike. Rare dynastic issue.
Though the dates of both events are uncertain, at some point during his reign Philip I deified his deceased father and built a temple to him. The boyhood hometown of Philip I was renamed Philippopolis in the emperor’s honor (its original name is lost to history).