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

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: At left Ge standing, holding cornucopia, and at right Thalassa holding oar. Both support statue of Caracalla, radiate, with patera and sceptre. Beneath statue, eagle with wings spread, stands on...

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Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211–217

Mint

Laodicea, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 45.5 mm. Weight: 46.94 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1244

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins