Coins of Philip II

Roman Caesar/Consul (AD 244-249)

Marcus Julius Philippus Severus was the son of the emperor Philip I and empress Marcia Otacilia Severa. He was born in AD 238 and thus was only six years old when his father appointed him Caesar in AD 244. At nine years of age, his father appointed him consul. The young Philip II’s career did not advance any further, however; when his father was killed in 249, the Praetorian Guard in Rome murdered the boy in his mother’s arms. He was only eleven years old.

AE Dupondius or As, Rome
AD 244-246

Obverse:
Head of Philip II facing r., shoulders draped. M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES

Reverse:
Philip II standing holding globe and standard, encircled by PRIN<CEPS> IVVENT; S C to l and r. in  field.