Ancient Roman Empire, PHILIP II, AD 247-249, AE Sestertius, Issued as Caesar

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Ancient Roman Empire, PHILIP II, AD 247-249, AE Sestertius, Issued as Caesar.

Slabbed by - NGC #5771974-018

Grade - Choice FINE


Some History...

Philip II (Roman emperor)

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Philip II
Bust of Philip II (emperor) in Venice.jpg
Roman emperor
Reign 247–249
Predecessor Philip the Arab (alone)
Successor Decius and Herennius Etruscus
Co-emperor Philip the Arab

Born 237
Died 249 (aged 12)
Marcus Julius Severus Philippus
Regnal name
Imperator Caesar Marcus Julius Severus Philippus Augustus
Father Philip the Arab
Mother Marcia Otacilia Severa

Philip II (Latin: Marcus Julius Severus Philippus; 237 – 249), also known as Philip the Younger, was the son and heir of the Roman Emperor Philip the Arab by his wife Marcia Otacilia Severa.

When his father became emperor in 244, the younger Philip was appointed caesar. In 247 he became consul, and was later elevated by his father to the rank of augustus and co-ruler.[1] Their reign took place during the thousandth anniversary of the founding of Rome, and great games and spectacles were planned for the celebration.[2]

Ancient historians say that Philip the Arab and Philip II were both killed in battle by Decius in 249.[3] Modern historians say that when news of Philip the Arab's death reached Rome, Philip II was murdered by the Praetorian Guard at the age of twelve.[1][3][4] Philip II was sole ruler of the empire for the fall of 249.[3] He was less than 12 years old when he became emperor.