Coin of Laodicea with bust of Caracalla, struck under L. Aelius Pigres

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 214–217

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Laodicea


Diameter: 44.5 mm. Weight: 41.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor in midst of forum at Laodiceia delivering speech.
Citizens on each side and between columns in front.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 723); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; 1966: with Bank Leu & Co. AG and Münzen und Medaillen AG (auction 2 of the Walter Niggeler Collection, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland, October 21-22, 1966, lot 639); by date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London, W.C. 2, England; March 10, 1971: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour