THRACE Mesambria Philip I AD 244-249. Bronze (AE; 25-27mm; 10.77g; 12h). AVT M IOVΛ ΦΙΛΙΠΠOC MWT / CEBHPA C/EB Busts, face to face, of Philip and Otacilia Severa; Philip to right, laureate, and wearing cuirass and paludamentum; Otacilia Severa to left, wearing stephane and draped. Rev. MECAMBP-IANΩΝ Hermes standing left, holding purse in right hand and caduceus in left. Interesting overstrike; undertype is a brockage. Extremely rare.
BMC – cf. p. 134, 18; Lindgren -; Mionnet suppl. 2 p. 345, 867; SNG Cop. - cf. 665; SNG Hun. - cf. 934; SNG Tüb. -.
Ex stock F. Sternberg Zurich 1985.