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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Laodicea, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.797

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins