Coin of Laodicea with bust of Mên, struck under Dioscourides

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 14–37 (?)


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Laodicea

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 5.14 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.797

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Mên to right, wearing necklace and Phrygian cap bound with laurel-wreath. Crescent behind.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle to front, wings open, head left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour