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Coin of Laodicea with bust of Julia Domna

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Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Domna right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Roma or Athena (?) enthroned left, helmeted, Nike on extended right hand, spear held in raised left. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 3074 [as ex Brand Collection]); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–215


Laodicea, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 12.58 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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