Coin of Laodicea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–212


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Laodicea

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 6.74 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2931

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Radiate winged Tyche Pantheia standing looking left. She wears kalathos and long chiton, with crescent behind shoulders, and holds rudder (?), ending above in caduceus, in her right hand. Cornucopia on left arm; wheel of Nemesis at feet.
Inscriptions in Greek in field left and right and around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour