Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Gerousia

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217 and later (?)


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Hierapolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 5.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.803

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, veiled bust of Gerousia to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Zeus Laodikeus, in long chiton and himation, standing looking to left, holds an eagle on his right hand and a sceptre in his left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 16); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour