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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Laodicea, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.555

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins