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Coin of Laodicea with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Within wreath, clasped hands and legend in Greek within wreath. Uncertain countermark. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By dates unknown: Lord Grantley Collection and R. Cyril Lockett Collection (perhaps Glendining and Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1, auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2922, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211–212


Laodicea, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 20.37 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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