Thrace, Deultum, Philip I
Description: Thrace, Deultum, Philip I (244 - 249 AD). PHILIPPVS IMP M I; laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / C F P D; onion-shaped object (beehive?, cult stone?, fountain?) on a base.
Diameter: AE15 mm
Weight: 2,44 g
Attribution: Varbanov 3041 corr. (rev. description)
Commentary: scarce; black (obverse) and green (reverse) patina, good detail
History: The nature of the object depicted on the reverse is still debated; it had certainly some kind of cult meaning.
Article Number: 026-04-07-41652