About the Piece
A 2.92 gr, 23mm silver coin minted in Rome under Philip II, 247-249 A.D. Antoninianus, with a sharp and well centered striking which has been well preserved and is in Extremely Fine condition set in 18k gold. The goddess Pax shows on the front of the pendent holding a branch and transverse scepter with the words PAX AETERNA. On the reverse, the coin shows the radiate and draped bust of Philip II looking right with the words IMP PHILIPPVS AVG.
You can feel confident that this coin is genuine, each coin has been inspected and approved to be authentic by a professional Numismatic who specializes in ancient coinage. A certificate is provided with this piece which guarantees the following coin to be from the period and date stated.
Because the Roman Empire covered such a vast geographic area for such a long time, coins such as these are not actually as hard to come by as one might think. Throughout Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East, stashes of ancient currency like this are found every day. Buried for safe keeping by military personal in pouches or urns but never retrieved, metal detectors easily pick them up in the soil where they have sat undisturbed all this time.