SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Damascus. Philip I. AD 244-249. Fourth known and the best example!!

Ancient Coins -  SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Damascus. Philip I. AD 244-249. Fourth known and the best example!!
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 SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Damascus. Philip I. AD 244-249. Æ (31mm, 19.84 g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Female figure (Ambrosia?) facing, head right, metamorphosing into grape vine. De Saulcy –; Rosenberger 49 corr. (Philip II). VF, dark green patina, earthen deposits. Extremely rare, apparently the forth known, and the best example !!!
The figure on the reverse has traditionally been described as Dionysus holding vines, as in Rosenberger, but as the type clearly represents a female this identification can be discounted. For more recent interpretations of this very interesting type, see G. Bijowski, “The myth of Daphne on a coin minted at Damascus,” AJN 15 (2003), pp. 53-9 and K. Butcher, “Ambrosia in Damascus?,” NC 170 (2010), pp. 85-91. 
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