- ID: 147

    Submitter: Federico Pastrone

    Added: 1997-11-26

    SYRIA. Heliopolis.
    Philip I, 244-249 AD.

    Av.: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to r.
    Rv.: Bird´s-eye view of the tempel of Jupiter Heliopolitanus at Baalbek.
    13,22 g.

    BoC: 18/1, 1993, p.32.

    FAKE – A much counterfeited coin type. Here the obverse legend stands for Philip I while the portrait is clearly that of Caracalla. The coin is struck with a thin brown oxide coating and an artificial green patina which in turn is partly covered by earth.

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