Coin of Laodicea in alliance with Smyrna with bust of Caracalla
Mint: Asia: Phrygia and Ionia, Laodicea and Smyrna (Alliance)
Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left Zeus Laodikeos in long chiton and himation, holding eagle on right hand and resting left on sceptre, stands to right before Nemesis of Smyrna, plucking chiton with right hand and holding cubit rule with left.
Inscriptions in Greek in field, exergue, and around.
HBy 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 265); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour