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111, Lot: 103. Estimate $75.
Sold for $80. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Damascus. Philip I and Philip II. 244-249 AD. Æ 30mm (18.18 gm). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I on left vis à vis radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II on right / [CO]L DAMA METRO, agonistic urn containing palm branch; [[OLUMPI]A(?)/[CEBAC]MIA in two lines on urn. BMC Galatia, etc. -; Rosenberger -. Fine, green patina.

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Antioch Associates 38 (4 March 2002), lot 101.

An interesting aspect of this coin is the city name inscribed in Latin combined with the Sebasmian games inscribed in Greek.