Coin of Laodicea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–212

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Laodicea


Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 20.37 gm. Die Axis: 7

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Within wreath, clasped hands and inscription in Greek within wreath.
Uncertain countermark.


By dates unknown: Lord Grantley Collection and R. Cyril Lockett Collection (perhaps Glendining and Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1, auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2922, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III