The son of Otacilia Severa and Philip I “Arabs” was just seven years old when his father was proclaimed emperor. His father immediately appointed him CAESAR and successor.
The Senate gave him the title NOBILISSIMVS, probably because of his (alleged) descent from the Julian family.
Two years later, the father even declared the nine-year-old prince an equal co-emperor and awarded him the title AVGVSTVS.
Philip Filius, like his father, met an inglorious end in the course of the Battle of Verona, where he was murdered by mutinous soldiers or hired assassins.
The coins with his youthful portrait resemble those of his father in style and style and often show the same sides. They are not much rarer than these, whereby the aurei, the quinars and denarii are considered as for Philip I to the rarities.