Loading... Please wait...

Categories

Our Newsletter


Raphia, Philip II AE, VERY RARE - see notes, Fine, 247 - 249 C.E.

  • Raphia, Philip II AE
  • Image 2
Price:
$465.00
SKU:
jbc601
Shipping:
Calculated at checkout
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit(s)


Product Description

RAPHIA OF THE DECAPOLIS, ELAGABALUS AE

Sofaer 43, Spijkerman 46, SNG ANS 1398, Fine, 22.4mm, 13.79 grams, Dated year 304 = 244/245 C.E.

Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right, inscription around

Reverse: Leto seated to left, hand on scepter and on small figure of Apollo; behind her Artemis holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver, inscription and date around

A VERY RARE Biblical city coin never found in a great state, we have not seen a VF example ever. Soafer notes that the coins of Raphia were "poorly manufactured, as one might expect from a small township". All things considered, a pretty nice example for this city and quite heavy for the type!

Ex: Nussbaum collection, NY. Purchased from Liderman, Tel Aviv, Israel, January 1985. Conserved by David Hendin, Amphora Coins.


Add to Wish List

Click the button below to add the Raphia, Philip II AE, VERY RARE - see notes, Fine, 247 - 249 C.E. to your wish list.