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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Hierapolis, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.803

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins