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Coin of Laodicea with bust of Caracalla, struck under L. Aelius Pigres

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Emperor in midst of forum at Laodiceia delivering speech. Citizens on each side and between columns in front. (Inscription in Greek) (see media screen for inscriptions)


By 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 10, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 15-18, 1925, lot 723); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; 1966: with Bank Leu & Co. AG and Münzen und Medaillen AG (auction 2 of the Walter Niggeler Collection, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland, October 21-22, 1966, lot 639); by date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London, W.C. 2, England; March 10, 1971: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 214–217


Laodicea, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 44.5 mm. Weight: 41.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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