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Shield Decorated with Profectio of the Emperor

353, Lot: 312. Estimate $150.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 11.09 g, 6h). Struck AD 248. Radiate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus; head of eagle on breast, shield decorated with profectio of emperor: Philip on horseback riding left, being led by Victory and followed by a soldier / Eagle standing left, with wreath in beak and wings spread; in two lines in exergue, ANTIOXIA/S C. McAlee 962 (same obv. die as illustration); Prieur 436 (same obv. die as illustration). Good VF, toned. Very rare bust type.