Dionysus with two panthers

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Factor, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Factor

    Factor Active Member

    20200225_235008.jpg I have recently picked up this coin of Philip from Caesarea Maritima depicting Dionysus reclining on a panther. This reverse type is not uncommon in Caesarea and other mints. What is unusual in this particular coin is another small panther sitting in the right field. Similar small panther can be found on other Caesarea coins depicting Dionysus (an example from Kadman's book is shown for comparison), however I have never seen two panthers on the same coin. Could these be two different animals? Any thoughts from Dionysus experts?
     
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