SYRIA, SELEUCIS AND PIERIA. ANTIOCH. PHILIP I. AD 244-249
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.10 g, 6h). Struck AD 246. Rome mint for use in the Levant. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left / eagle standing facing, head and tail left, with wings displayed, officinae delta over wing holding wreath in beak; S C across field; MON VRB in exergue. McAlee 899; Prieur 308. toned.
"After some time production was divided between six officinae. The officinae letters are unexpectedly in Greek numerals, but this is paralleled by the antoniniani which were struck in Rome at this time." (p. 53 Prieur)
Athena Numismatics Dec 24, 2015