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ID:     74000724
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     SYRIA, DECAPOLIS
City:     Philippopolis
Issuer:     Julius Marinus
Date Ruled:     AD Died before 244
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 23
Diameter:     23 mm
Weight:     7.48 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     ΔΣΩ ΜΑΡΙΝΩ
Obverse Description:     Bare-headed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder, supported by eagle standing right
Reverse Legend:     ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΙΤ−ΩΝ KOΛΩNIAC SC
Reverse Description:     Roma standing left, holding phiale in extended right hand, spear in left; shield at feet; S C across field
Mint:     Philippopolis (Syria)
Primary Reference:     Spijkerman 1/2 (obv./rev.)
Reference2:     Hendin 897a var. (Roma seated left)
Reference3:     SNG ANS 1402
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=97137
Grade:     VF, black-green patina with some lighter green overtones
Notes:     Sale: Triton X, Lot: 724 Attractive, well-centered strike Though the dates of both events are uncertain, at some point during his reign Philip I deified his deceased father and built a temple to him. The boyhood hometown of Philip I was renamed Philippopolis in the emperor’s honor (its original name is lost to history).