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Sestertius of Emperor Filip I

Sestertius of Emperor Filip I

  • Радионица: Mint of the Province of Dacia
  • Date: 247
  • Material: bronze
  • Technique: striking
  • Dimensions: weight: 14.54 g, ∅ 2.7 cm
  • Inventory number: LSD 1680

Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
The obverse of the coin shows a bust of the Emperor, wearing a laurel wreath, turned to the right.

Reverse: PROVINCI-A-DACIA
The personification of the Province of Dacia holds two vexilla in its hands: the one bearing the sign "V" (Legio V Macedonica – the Fifth Macedonian Legion) in its right and a vexillum with the sign "VIII" (Legio VIII Gemina) in its left hand. It is flanked by an eagle (left) and a lion (right).

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