MACEDON, Philippi
AE20. 3.8g, 20mm
MINTED: MACEDON, Philippi. , circa 1st century AD
REF: RPC 1651; SNG Cop 305
OBVERSE: Victory standing left on base, holding wreath and palm; VIC-AVG across field.

REVERSE: COHOR PRAE PHIL, three standards.



Good/Almost Very Fine. Green patina; some cleaning scratches.


Historical Notes:

Philippi in eastern Macedonia was most famous for having been the site of the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, where the armies of Mark Antony and Octavian (the future emperor Augustus) confronted those of Brutus and Cassius, the chief assassins of Julius Caesar, a military encounter that involved as many as 200,000 men.  The battle ended with the defeat of Brutus and Cassius and their suicides, which left the Second Triumvirate (Antony, Octavian, and Lepidus) in full control of the Roman Republic.  The provincial coins struck with the devices of Victory and three military standards commemorate this battle. 

PSEUDO-AUTONOMOUS . MACEDON, Philippi . 1st century AD . AE20 . Commemorative

SKU: 1194

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