Coin of Laodicea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Laodicea

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 21.44 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.809

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Circular counterstamp.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hades-Sarapis, enthroned to left, holds a sceptre in his left hand, his right extended. Cerberus at his feet to left.
Garbled (recut) inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 23); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour