Philip II CE 247-249

AR Antoninianus, 3.3 g, Rome CE 247-248
RCV 9275, RSC 72
O: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, rad cuir bust of Philip Jr. r.
R: SAECVLARES AVGG/III, goat walking l.

Commemorative of the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Rome during which they celebrated the LUDI SAECULARES or "secular games". The series by the family of Philip I is thought to depict many of the types of animals that were gathered together for the games and related processions.

Ex: Lynn’s Curios, purchased for $5.00 in 1975