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Medallion of Laodicea with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right; countermark in right field. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Phrygia standing right with two statuettes; Caria standing left; seated Tyche with cornucopia and statuette on right hand. Inscription in Greek around and in...

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Provenance

By 1905: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich (Hirsch auction 13, May 15ff., 1905, lot 4142); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 28.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211–212

Mint

Laodicea, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 43.5 mm. Weight: 43.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.1444

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions