TRANQUILLITUS -- Goddess of Tranquility -- SUPER RARE 244-249 A.D.


Philip I, the Arab, First Half of 244 - End of September 249 A.D.

Tranquillitas was the goddess of tranquility, security, calmness, and peace. The capricorn had a goat-like forequarter and a hindquarter terminating in a fish tail. The capricorn alludes to the maritime transportation of Egypt’s grain harvest across the Mediterranean to Rome, which was critical to maintaining tranquility within the empire.

Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 8968, RIC IV 9, RSC IV 223, VF, 3.750g, 22.1mm, 180o, Rome mint, 248 A.D.; obverse IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse TRANQVILLITAS AVGG, Tranquillitas standing left, capricorn in right, scepter in left, B in left field; OF UTMOST RARITY.

HOT +++ psychometric, and a beauty of a coin! Stunning portrait and super-rare varietal reverse!!!