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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 161. Estimate CHF1000. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Philip I. 244-249. Antoninianus (Silver, 3.55 g 7), Rome, 248. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip to right Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG / II She-wolf to left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Cohen 178. RIC 15. Lightly toned and well centered. Extremely fine.

From the collection of a Gentleman.

The Secular Games were held in honor of the 1000th anniversary of the foundation of Rome; the included some of the greatest spectacles seen in Rome for generations. They were also commemorated by an extensive series of coins showing the animals that were displayed in the arena, monuments and the founding Twins, Romulus and Remus.