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ID:     75000810
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Apamea
Issuer:     Geta
Date Ruled:     AD 209-211
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 21
Struck / Cast:     struck
Diameter:     21 mm
Weight:     4.98 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP·S(retrograde) GETA·AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate head right
Reverse Legend:     CIE DD
Reverse Description:     Daphne kneeling right, head left, with hand raised; to left, laurel tree
Primary Reference:     Unpublished
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=103718
Notes:     Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 810 Extremely rare. Ex Peus 366 (29 October 2000), lot 548; MÜnzen und Medaillen FPL 422 (May 1980), lot 146.The nymph Daphne, the daughter of the local river-god Peneus, attracted the unwelcome advances of Apollo. As he aggressively pursued her, Daphne, wishing to put a stop to his advances, prayed to her father to help her. Peneus transformed her on the spot into a laurel tree (Greek Dafnh). Heartbroken, Apollo declared that this tree would be special to him, and made the laurel his sacred tree.