Medallion of Laodicea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–212


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Laodicea

Dimensions

Diameter: 43.5 mm. Weight: 43.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.1444

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right.
Countermark in right field.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Phrygia standing right with two statuettes; Caria standing left; seated Tyche with cornucopia and statuette on right hand.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1905: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich (Hirsch auction 13, May 15ff., 1905, lot 4142); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 28.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour