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Coin of Laodicea with bust of Men, struck under Dioscourides

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Obverse: Draped bust of Mên to right, wearing necklace and Phrygian cap bound with laurel-wreath. Crescent behind. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle to front, wings open, head left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 14–37 (?)


Laodicea, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 5.14 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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