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Colonia Viminacium, Moesia Superior, Philip II

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Philip II, Colonia Viminacium, Moesia Superior

Æ; 30mm/20.6gm

Obv/IMP M IVL PHILLIPVS AVG; laur. draped & cuirassed bust right

Rev/ PMS COL VIM; Moesia standing left, arms outstretched over bull on left facing right and a lion on right facing left; AN VII in ex. = 245 AD

Con/ EF; thick glossy green patina, well-centered with sharp stikes on both sides. In hand, this large and heavy coin sings.

Ref/ GIC 4070

Seller's Note/ Not sure why, perhaps due to the alloy (?), but Viminacium issues tend to accrue spectacular green patinas.