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Philip II

Emperor A.D 247 - 249

Philip II was the son of Emperor Philip I and his wife Otacilia Severa. He was seven years old when his father became emperor. in A. D. 247 he was elevated to Augustus along with his father. When Philip was killed in battle with Trajan Decius, Philip II distributed bonuses to the troops and money to the citizens of Rome to celebrate his accession to the throne as sole ruler. This generosity did him no good, however, because the Praetorian Guard killed Philip II sometime in the Fall of 249. For some reason, many of the coins of Philip II are graced with beautiful portraits and exquisite artwork on the reverse. Though he was only a minor caesar and emperor, his coins are highly sought because of their beauty, especially the provincial issues.


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