<> AUTHENTIC Ancient – PHILIP II – Greek Imperial SILVER BILLON TETRADRACHM COIN – Antioch, Syria mint : 247-249 A.D. ~ ITEM # roma-023


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AUTHENTIC, Ancient ~ PHILIP II ~ Roman (Greek Imperial) ~ SILVER BILLON TETRADRACHM COIN ~ Antioch, Syria mint : 247-249 A.D. ~ Obverse: Laureated, Draped, Cuirassed  Bust of Philip II facing right ~ Reverse: Eagle Standing facing right, with wings spread, with wreath in beak ~ 1-1/16 inch (27 mm) ~ (12.3 grams) ~ mx-602 ~ ITEM # roma-023 ~ ($350.) ~

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* The TETRADRACHM was the major silver denomination of the Greek world, and was also minted by the Romans at numerous provincial cities of the east. The most prolific of these mints was at Antioch in Syria.  Initially minted of Silver, it was later debased to bronze * ~

Billon is an alloy of a precious metal (most commonly silver, but also mercury) with a majority base metal content (such as copper). It is used chiefly for making coins.  The use of billon coins dates from ancient Greece and continued through the Middle Ages. During the 6th and 5th centuries B.C. Billon coins are perhaps best known from the Roman Empire, where progressive debasements of the Roman Denarius and the Roman provincial Tetradrachm in the 2nd century A.D. led to declining silver and increasing bronze content in these denominations of coins. Eventually, by the third quarter of the 2nd century A.D., these coins were almost entirely bronze, with only a thin coating or even a wash of silver. *

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This Item shows some wear commensurate with age and use… yet remaining in Excellent Condition Overall, especially for it’s age…  and It Will Make an Excellent Addition for Your Collection, Display or a Fantastic Gift!!!

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