Coin of Laodicea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–212

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Laodicea


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

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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.


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