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Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Gerousia

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, veiled bust of Gerousia to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Zeus Laodikeus, in long chiton and himation, standing looking to left, holds an eagle on his right hand and a sceptre in his left. Inscription in Greek.


By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 16); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211–217 and later (?)


Hierapolis, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 5.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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