Coin of Laodicea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–212


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Laodicea

Dimensions

Diameter: 47 mm. Weight: 40.90 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.522

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Three city goddesses.
In center Laodiceia seated left holding cornucopia and statuette of Zeus Laodikeus.
At left Phrygia stands holding sceptre and two ears of corn.
At right Caria stands holding branch and cornucopia.
Inscriptions in Greek, above, in exergue, at left and at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour