Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Laodikeia (AD 5) AE 13 - Gaius, Caesar978 viewsGaius, Caesar, grandson of Augustus, struck ca 5 AD. AE13 (2.33g, 12h). ΓΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ, bare head right / Eagle with spread wings between two monograms, ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ below. Rare early Imperial portrait. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 5) AE 13 - Gaius, Caesar316 viewsGaius, Caesar, grandson of Augustus. AE14 (3.84g). Struck ca 5 AD. Anto Polemon Philopatris, magistrate. Bare head right / Eagle with spread wings between two monograms. VF, dark brown surfaces.
Laodikeia (AD 14-37) AE 16288 viewsTime of Tiberius, 14-37 AD. AE16 (4.56g, 12h). Pythes Pythou, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre behind, monogram before / Headdress of Isis within wreath. VF, dark green patina with some earthen deposits.
Laodikeia (AD 14-37) AE 18379 views14-37 AD. AE18 (4.49g, 12h). Dioskourides, magistrate. ΛΑΟΔΙ-ΚΕΩΝ, laureate and draped bust of Men right, wearing Phrygian cap and torque; all set on crescent / ΔΙΟΣΚΟΥΡΙΔΗΣ, eagle facing, head left, wings folded; PK(ligate) O monogram in right field. Good VF, black patina with beige overtones.
Laodikeia (AD 14-37) AE 18 - Pythes336 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE18 (4.75g). ΠYΘHΣ. Bare head of Magistrate Pythes right / ΔHMOΣ ΛAOΔIKEΩN, diademed head of Demos right. Extremely Fine.
Laodikeia (AD 14-37) AE 21 - Tiberius172 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AE21 (7.44g). Pythes, son of Pythes, magistrate. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, bare head right / ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄΩΝ ΠΥΘΗΣ ΠΥΘΟΥ, Zeus Laodikeos standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. Control: pileus. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 41-54) AE 18 - Claudius229 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AE18 (6.52g). Magistrate Anto(...) Polemonos, son of Zenonos. Head right / Zeus Laodikeios. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 41-54) AE 25120 viewsTime of Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE25 (11.93g, 2h). Homonoia with Smyrna. Anton. Polemon, son of Zenon, priest for the fourth time. Confronted, laureate heads of the Demoi of Laodicea and Smyrna / Zeus Laodiceus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. Near VF, black-green patina, a few pits. Rare.
Laodikeia (AD 41-55) AE 16 - Britannicus260 viewsBritannicus, 41-55 AD. AE16 (4.08g, 12h). Polemon, the son of Zeno, (hiereus for the fourth time). Bare head right / Tripod lebes surmounted by serpent. VF, attractive dark green patina with traces of earthen overtones. Portrait in high relief.
Laodikeia (AD 50-54) AE 16 - Nero164 viewsNero, as Caesar, 50-54 AD. AE16 (4.15g). NEPΩN KAICAP, bare head right / ΠOΛEMΩNOΣ YIOY ZHNΩNONΣ ΛAOΔIKEΩN, tripod with snake. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 54-68) AE 1486 viewsTime of Nero (?), 54-68 AD. AE14 (2.28g). ΛAOΔIKЄωN, Bust of Men right, wearing Phrygian cap / Eight-rayed star. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 54-68) AE 16 – Agrippina II305 viewsAgrippina II, mother of Nero, died 59 AD. AE16 (4.96g). Gaios Postomos, magistrate. Struck AD 55. AΓPIΠEINA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust right / ΓAIOY ΠOΣTOMOY ΛAOΔIKЄΩN, eagle standing right on cippus, head reverted, holding wreath in beak. VF, dark green patina under earthen deposits, attractive. Ex Wagner Coll.
Laodikeia (AD 54-68) AE 18282 viewsTime of Nero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (3.99g). Ioulia Zenonis, ca 62 AD. ΛΑΟΔΙKHA, bust Tyche right / IOYΛIA ZHNΩΝΙΣ, Aphrodite standing right with scepter. Good very fine.
Laodikeia (AD 54-68) AE 18 - Nero320 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE18 (6.41g). Draped bust of young Nero right; NERON KAISAR / Zeus Laodiceus standing left with staff holding eagle over wreath(?) enclosing B.
Laodikeia (AD 54-68) AE 19246 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE19 (5.67g). Struck ca 55 AD. Gaius Postumus, magistrate. Bare-headed and draped bust right / Zeus Laodiceus standing left, holding eagle and staff; wreath enclosing B to left. Near VF, green patina.
Laodikeia (AD 54-68) AE 20424 viewsTime of Nero, 54-68 AD. AE20 (7.13g), dated 62 AD. ΔHMOΣ LAOΔIKEΩN, laureate bust Demos right / IVOΛIOΣ ANΔPONIKOΣ EVEPΓETHΣ, Zeus standing left, holding eagle in right hand. Nice black patina, aEF.
Laodikeia (AD 54-68) AE 20 - Nero391 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE20 (5.61g), struck under magistrate Julius Andronicus Euergetes. NEPΩN Σ[EBAΣT]OΣ ΘEOΣ, bare head right / IOVΛIOΣ / ANDPONIKO[Σ] / EVEPΓETH[Σ]/ ΛA-OΔIK[E]/ΩN, Zeus Laodikeios standing left, holding eagle and staff. Rare, VF, deep black-green patina. Hoeft coll.
Laodikeia (AD 54-68) AE 25177 viewsTime of Nero, 54-68 AD. AE25 (9.09g). Ioulios Andronikos, ca 62 AD. Veiled bust of Boule facing laureate head of Demos, ΒΟΥΛΗ ΔΗΜΟΣ above, ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ below / ΙΟΥΛΙΟΣ ΑΝΔΡΟΝΙΚΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΗΣ [ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ], Zeus Laodiceus standing left, with eagle and staff.
Laodikeia (AD 54-68) AE 27 - Nero333 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE27 (11.50g, 12h). Laureate head right / Demoi of Laodicea and Smyrna standing vis-à-vis, clasping hands and holding scepters. VF, black patina, earthen deposits. Ex Wagner coll.
Laodikeia (AD 62-65) AE 16 - Poppaea176 viewsPoppaea, Augusta, 62-65 AD. AE16 (4.39g, 12h). Julia Zenonis, possibly the wife of the euergetes Julius Andronicus. Struck ca 62 AD(?). Draped bust right / Aphrodite standing facing, head right, holding scepter and apple. Good VF, brown patina. Only two cited in RPC and three on CoinArchives. Possibly the sixth and finest known.

A rare and interesting instance of a prominent local woman signing her city’s coinage. In RPC, it is tentatively suggested that Julia Zenonis was the wife of the euergetes Julius Andronicus, with the husband being responsible for the larger module coins, either pseudo–autonomous or in the name of Nero, and the wife responsible for two smaller module types, one pseudo–autonomous and the other (as our coin) in the name of the empress Poppaea. This high honor of having her name appear on Laodicea’s coinage very likely stemmed from her belonging to the Zenonid family, one of the wealthiest and most powerful in Asia Minor.
Laodikeia (AD 66-68) AE 18379 viewsUnder Roman rule, time of Nero, Kornelios Aineas, ca 66-68 AD. AE18 (4.04g). ΛΑΟΔΙ-ΚΕΩΝ, draped bust of Men right, wearing laureate Phrygian hat, crescent around shoulders / ΑΙ-ΝΗ-ΑΣ, eagle with open wings standing facing, head left; ΚΟΡ monogram to left. Dark brown patina, VF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
Laodikeia (AD 70-81) AE 17 - time of Domitian as Caesar325 viewsTime of Domitian as Caesar, 70-81 AD. AE17 (3.66g, 17mm). Gaius Julius Kotys. ΛΑΟΔΙKHA, diademed bust Demos R / IOYΛIA KOTYC; altar with head-dress of Isis. Nice very fine.
Laodikeia (AD 79-81) AE 21130 viewsTime of Titus, 79-81 AD. AE21 (9.02g, 7h). Signed by Claudia Zenonis. Draped bust of youthful Demos right, wearing tainia / Male figure, nude from the waist down, standing left, holding patera and palm frond; to left, staff with flag set in vase. VF, glossy dark brown patina, a few minor scratches. Ex Lepczyk (4/1980), lot 1244.

A rare and interesting instance of a prominent local woman signing her city’s coinage. The appearance of Claudia’s name very likely stemmed from her belonging to the Zenonid family, one of the wealthiest and most powerful in Asia Minor. A relative, Julia Zenonis, also signed coins of Laodicea from the reign of Nero. The male figure on the reverse, possibly an athlete, may refer to the building of a new stadium in 79/80 AD (RPC II p. 194).
Laodikeia (AD 79-81) AE 24 - Titus128 viewsTitus, 79-81 AD. AE24 (10.45g 12h). Magistrate Gaios Ioulios Kotys. TITOC KAICAP, laureate head right / ΓAIOC IOYLIOC KOTYC ΛAOΔIKEΩN, laurel wreath. VF. Dark green patina. Rare. Tricarico coll.
Laodikeia (AD 81-96) AE 1579 viewsTime of Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE15 (3.50g). Kornelios Dioskourides, magistrate. ΛAOΔIKЄΩN, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Athena right / ΔIA KOP ΔIOCKOVPIΔOV, Apollo seated left on chair, holding branch and lyre. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 81-96) AE 17225 viewsTime of Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE17 (4.66g). Kornelios Dioskourides. ΛAOΔIKEΩN, helmeted bust of Roma right / ΔIA KOPΔIOCKOYPIΔOY, Nike advancing left with wreath and palm. Good very fine.
Laodikeia (AD 81-96) AE 23 - Domitian105 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE23 (10.00g, 12h). Claudia Zenonis, wife of magistrate G. Julius Cotys. ΔOMETIANOC KAICAP, laureate and cuirassed bust right right / KΛAYΔIA ZHNΩNIC ΛAODIKEΩN, male figure standing left, holding patera and palm branch; to left, urn containing staff with flag (vexillum). VF, black patina. Rare. Tricarico coll.
Laodikeia (AD 81-96) AE 24 - Domitian273 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE24 (10.20g, 1h). Laureate head right / Zeus Laodiceus standing left. VF, scratches, patina stripped, revealing brassy surfaces. Rare. Wagner Coll.
Laodikeia (AD 81-96) AE 30 - Domitian & Domitia240 viewsDomitian, with Domitia, 81-96 AD. AE30 (15.48g, 1h). Cornelius Dioscurides, magistrate. Confronted busts of Domitian right, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, and Domitia left, draped / Hera standing right, holding scepter and pomegranate, facing Zeus Laodiceus, holding eagle and scepter, and Athena, holding olive branch, spear, and shield, both standing left. Good VF, dark brown patina, even light roughness. Very rare. From Group CEM. Ex Sternberg 24 (11/1990), lot 254.
Laodikeia (AD 82-96) AE 20 - Domitia276 viewsDomitia, wife of Domitian, Augusta, 82-96 AD. AE20 (5.24g). Kornelios Dioskourides, magistrate. ΔOMITIA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ΔIA KP ΔIOCKOYPIOY ΛAOΔIKЄΩN, Tetrastyle temple. VF, golden tan surfaces, minor porosity.
Laodikeia (AD 82-96) AE 23 - Domitia142 viewsDomitia, 82-96 AD. AE23 (7.26g). Magistrate Kornelios Dioskourides, circa 93-95 AD. Draped bust right / Zeus Lydios with eagle and scepter standing facing, head left. Rare. F.
Laodikeia (AD 98-193) AE 21265 views2nd cent AD. AE21 (6.17g, 6h). Draped bust of youthful Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath / Serpent coiled around cista mystica surmounted by mask of Silenus; pair of cymbals and pedum to left. VF, rough green patina. Ex Alighieri Coll.
Laodikeia (AD 100-200) AE 22 - Imperial Times262 viewsImperial Times, 2nd century AD. AE22 (4.88g). Head young Demos right / Zeus Aseis holding child (Dionysos?) to the left, goat. Good very fine.

Laodikeia (AD 100-200) AE 36295 views2nd century AD. AE36 - Medallion (29.95g, 12h). P. Claudius Attalus, magistrate. Diademed and draped bust of Demos Laodikeon right / P KL ATTALOC A-NEQHKE LAODIKEWN, Serapis seated left, holding sceptre and extending hand to Kerberos seated left at feet. VF, variegated olive and dark green patina, hint of smoothing in fields. Extremely rare.
Laodikeia (AD 105-117) AE 20 - Plotina263 viewsPlotina, wife of Trajan, Augusta, ca 105-117 AD. AE20 (5.16g, 12h). Draped bust right / LAO-ΔIKEΩN, Hera Argeia standing right. Near VF, black-green patina, light roughness. Very rare. Ex Drewry Coll.
Laodikeia (AD 112-119) AE 19 - Matidia207 viewsMatidia, Augusta, 112-119 AD. AE19 (4.98g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right / Emperor in military attire within hexastyle temple with tripod(?) in pediment. Good VF, black patina. Very rare.
Laodikeia (AD 112-119) AE 19 - Matidia110 viewsMatidia, Augusta, 112-119 AD. AE19 (5.49g). Diademed and draped bust right / Athena holding branch, spear and shield. Corrosion on obverse, VF.
Laodikeia (AD 117-138) AE 20 – Hadrian257 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE20 (3.85g, 20mm, 6h). AV KAI TPA AΔPIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / LAOΔIKEΩN, Zeus standing left, holding Nike, eagle on altar at feet left. gVF, flat strike areas.
Laodikeia (AD 117-138) AE 23 - Hadrian294 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE23 (4.56g). Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛΑΟΔΙΚE - ΩΝ, Zeus Laodikeios in Himation standing left, in extented right, Nike; at his feet, eagle on alter, standing left, head right. Holed in antiquity, otherwise good very fine.
Laodikeia (AD 117-138) AE 32 - Hadrian281 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. Homonoia with Hierapolis. AE32 (22.17g, 6h), struck circa 134-138 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust left / ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΙΕΡΑΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ, Zeus Laodiceus standing right vis-a-vis Apollo Citharoedus standing facing, head left. Good VF, green patina, a few minor pits.
Laodikeia (AD 117-138) AE 37 - Hadrian269 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE37 (31.60g). Laureate head Hadrian right / Zeus Laodikeus standing left. Rare. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 117-138) AE 38 - Hadrian289 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE38 (27.19g). Laureate head right; c/m: laureate bust right / Zeus standing between Hera, on left, and Athena, on right. Fine, dark brown surfaces. From the Ian Roper Collection.
Laodikeia (AD 117-138) AE 39 - Hadrian177 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AE39 - Medallion (36.36g, 12h). Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / Zeus Laodiceus standing left. VF, brown surfaces, light smoothing. Rare. From Group CEM. Ex Waddell II (9/1987), lot 363.
Laodikeia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian121 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.43g, 26mm). HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / COS III, Jupiter standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 128-137) AE 21 - Sabina92 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AE21 (5.65g). CABЄINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄΩΝ, Nike advancing right, holding wreath. Rare. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 138-161) AE 2082 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE20 (4.61g). ΛAOΔIK ЄΩN, bust of Mên wearing Phrygian cap and chlamys; crescent behind bust / ΔIONYCI OC, eagle facing, head left. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 138-161) AE 25270 viewsAutonomous issue, time of Antoninus Pius. Circa 138-161 AD. AE25 (5.79g, 12h). Aelius Dionysius Sabinianus, magistrate. Laureate and draped bust of Demos right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre, monogram right. VF, brown patina.
Laodikeia (AD 138-161) AE 26 - Antoninus Pius149 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE26 (9.71g, 12h). Laureate head right / Hades-Serapis seated left, wearing modius, holding patera over Cerberus at feet and scepter. Good VF, earthen green patina. Group CEM.
Laodikeia (AD 138-161) AE 27 - Antoninus Pius18 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE27 (10.09g). Po. Ailios Dionysios Sabinianos, magistrate. ΑV ΚΑΙ ΤΙ ΑΙ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝЄΙΝΟС, laureate head right / ΠΟ / ΑΙΛΙΟС / ΔΙΟΝVСΙΟС / ΛΑΟΔΙ / ΚЄΩΝ, legend in five lines within wreath. aVF.
Laodikeia (AD 138-161) AE 36245 viewsTime of Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE36 / Medallion (27.70g, 12h). P. Claudius Attalus, magistrate. ΔHMOC ΛAOΔIKЄΩN, diademed and draped bust of Demos right / P KL ATTAΛOC A NЄΘHKE ΛAOΔIKЄΩN, Cerapis seated left, holding sceptre in left hand, petting Cerberus seated left at his feet with right. VF, dark brown patina, flan flaws on reverse. Ex Drewry Coll.; Ex Sternberg XII (11/1982), lot 275.
Laodikeia (AD 139-161) AE 37279 viewsImperial Times, ca 139-161 AD. AE37 (19.91g). P. Claudius Attalus. BOYΛΗ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ, Boule right / Tyche standing left, with cornucopiae and rudder. Very rare. Very Fine.

The inscription shows this issue was produced at the expense of P. Claudius Attalus (Π ΚΛ ΑΤΑΛΟC), described as 'high priest' (APXIEPATEYΩN) and credited with paying for this coinage (ANEΘHKE ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ). Attalus, perhaps a distant descendant of the Pergamene kings and a distinguished man, held citizenship at both Laodicea and Smyrna. On some coins struck at Smyrna he is described as COΦICTHC ('sophist'), meaning he was a salaried teacher of philosophy and rhetoric.
Laodikeia (AD 161-180) AE 33 - Marcus Aurelius261 viewsMarcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. AE33 (29.42g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. Good VF, dark brown patina on the obverse, reddish-brown on the reverse, minor smoothing in fields, artistic portrait. Apparently unpublished.
Laodikeia (AD 161-180) AE 38 - Marcus Aurelius99 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AE38 (25.09g). Homonoia issue with Pergamon. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС, laureate head right / ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄΩΝ ΠЄΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ / ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ, Zeus standing left, holding scepter and eagle; to right, Asclepius standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined staff. Edge fault, gVF.
Laodikeia (AD 178-192) AE 31 - Crispina302 viewsCrispina, 178-192 AD. AE31 (17.00g), Homonoia with Pergamon. KPICPЄINA CЄBACTH, draped bust right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN ΠЄPΓAMHNΩN OMONOIA, both Tyches of Laodikeia and Pergamon clasping hands. Extremely rare. Dark green-brown patina, aVF.

Only this Reverse type issued for both Crispina and Commodus records the Homonoia-Relation of Laodikeia and Pergamon in scientific literature.
Laodikeia (AD 193-211) AE 1982 viewsTime of Septimius Severus (193-211). AE19 (3.41g). Dated CY 88 (210/1 AD). ΛAOΔIKЄIA, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN / TO ΠH, cornucopia. gVF.
Laodikeia (AD 193-211) AE 23 - Julia Domna283 viewsJulia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE23 (6.14g). Dated year 88, 211/2 AD. IOYΛ Δ OMNA CЄB, draped bust right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN NЄOKOPΩN, winged Nemesis to left, wheel at feet. aVF.
Laodikeia (AD 193-211) AE 28 - Septimius Severus252 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE28 (14.41g). AV K Λ CЄΠ CЄOVHPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / [...]OMOΔIA/ ΛAOΔIK/ЄΩN, table with prize crown in between two money bags. Extremely rare. Unpublished (?). Dark green patina, VF.

The festivities around Deia Komodia where instigated by Commodus. This coin which has a reverse die-link with another issue by Geta (SNG München 397). Sport, Spiele, Sieg, Ausstellung München (1996) 124f.
Laodikeia (AD 193-217) AE 23 - Julia Domna152 viewsJulia Domna, 193-217 AD. AE23 (4.96g). Draped bust right / Nemesis-Dikaiosyne with scales and staff standing facing, head left, wheel at feet. Unpublished (?). VF.
Laodikeia (AD 193-217) AE 39 - Julia Domna291 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE39 (34.82g, 6h). Ae(lius) Peisoneines, archon. IOYΛ • ΔO MNA CEBAC •, draped bust right, set on crescent; c/m: laureate head right, CЄB to right; all within incuse circle / ЄΠI AI Λ ΠЄΙCΩN ЄINH C AP, ΛAOΔIKЄΩN/NЄΩKOP • in two lines in exergue, Sarapis enthroned facing, placing right hand over Cerberus seated at feet, and holding scepter in left; to left, Isis standing facing head right, holding sistrum in right hand and situla in left; to right, Artremis-Hecate-Selene standing left, holding poppy in right hand and torch in left. VF, brown patina. Apparently unique. Ex Burstein Coll.; Tkalec (3/1991), lot 330.
Laodikeia (AD 193-217) AE 40 - Julia Domna165 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. AE40 (34.52g, 6h). IOVΛ • ΔO MNA CЄBAC, draped bust right, set on crescent / NЄOK O PΩ N, ΛAOΔIKЄ/•ΩN• in two lines in exergue, Rhea kneeling left, raising infant Zeus in hands; to left, female figure, one hand behind head, seated left with torso turned right, supporting infant with other hand; to right, female standing left, holding object(?) to attract infant’s attention; tree in background. Good VF, rough green patina. Extremely rare, possibly unique. Group CEM.
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 23 - Caracalla185 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE23 (6.14g, 6h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Wolf (λύκος) and boar (κάπρος) seated back-to-back, heads facing one another. Good VF, brown patina, edge split.

The reverse alludes to the chief rivers in the vicinity of Laodicea, the Lycos and Kapros.
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla108 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (6.82g). AV K M AV ANTΩNЄINOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN NЄΩKOPΩN / T ΠH, Tyche Pantheia standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia, with wheel at feet to left. Rare. gVF.
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 25 - Caracalla111 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE25 (10.72g). AV K M A ANTΩNЄI, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 26121 viewsTime of Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.90g, 6h). Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Synedrium left, holding two staffs over shoulder / Cupid reclining left on rocks, resting hand upon head and holding torch. VF, dark green patina, minor roughness.
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 26 - Caracalla135 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE26 (9.22g, 6h). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛΑΟΔΙΚЄΩΝ ΝЄΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Tyche standing wearing modius, holding rudder and cornucopiae, amulet in left field, ΠA in right field. Rare. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 30 - Caracalla148 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE30 (11.97g, 6h). Struck mid-August 215 AD-mid-August 216 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN NЄΩKOPΩN ΔOΓΜΑΤΙ CYNΚ, ΛHT above temples, OY below, two distyle temples, set on high podiums and seen in perspective, vis-à-vis. Good VF, earthen black-green patina.

The Greek dogmati synkletou is a translation of the Latin senatus consulto, which itself indicates a decree of the Roman Senate. In this instance, it refers to the renewal of Laodicea’s neocorate status, which occurred during Caracalla’s visit there while making his way east to fight the Parthians.
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 31 - Caracalla267 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE31 (15.89g). Homonoia with Smyrna, dated CY 88 (215/216 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Zeus Laodikenos standing right holding scepter, facing Nemesis of Smyrna standing left, holding scepter; wheel at feet of Nemesis. Fine, brown patina.
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 35 - Caracalla108 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE35. Dated CY 88 (211/2 AD). AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN / NЄOKOPΩN To ΠH, Hexastyle temple, containing veiled figure standing slightly left. Extremely rare. gVF.
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 43 – Caracalla355 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE43 - Medallion (45.9g, 43mm). 215/216 AD. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right / Tyche Pantheia wears modius and holds corncucopia standing to left facing Palladium on stand, griffin to her right beneath Shrine of Asklepios, all on a festooned platform.
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 45 - Caracalla435 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE45 - Medallion (44.56g, 12h). Aelius Pigretus, magistrate. [AV]T KAI M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC CЄ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ЄΠI AIΛ ΠIΓP HTOC ACIAP, LAOΔIKЄΩN• NЄΩKOPO•N• in exergue, Caracalla, laureate and togate, in a chariot drawn by four lions left, holding Victory on globe in right hand, sceptre in left. VF, dark green patina, ancient mount removed from obverse, leaving smoothed surfaces and traces of silvering. Ex Drewry Coll.; ex Burstein Coll. - Peus 366 (10/2000), lot 799.
Laodikeia (AD 198-217) AE 46 - Caracalla296 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE46 - Medallion (50.59g, 6h). L. Ael(ius) Pigres, third Asiarch. Struck mid-August 215 AD -mid-August 216 AD. A[V]T KAI M AVP • ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI Λ AIΛ ΠΙΓ P HTO C ACIAP Γ, ΛAOΔIKЄΩN/NЄΩKOPΩ/• N • in three lines in exergue, Caracalla standing left, holding patera over tripod; attendants on either side, holding statuettes; to left, victimarius preparing to strike bull, attendant holding titulus inscribed CMO/NOM in two line, and two youths; in background, octostyle temple with windows in pediment. VF, black-green patina with traces of red-brown, some minor roughness. Extremely rare, the fifth specimen known.
Laodikeia (AD 200-270) AE 18238 views3rd century AD. AE18 (3.40g). ΛAOΔIKЄIA; draped bust of Tyche right with turreted headdress / ΛAOΔI KЄΩN; clasped hands. Very fine.
Laodikeia (AD 200-270) AE 18213 viewsImperial Times, ca 3rd century AD. AE20 (3.95g). ΛAO ΔIKЄIA, turreted and draped bust of city-goddess right / ΛAOΔI KЄΩN, Aesclepius standing left, leaning on serpent-staff. VF, green patina, a little rough.
Laodikeia (AD 200-270) AE 19150 viewsImperial Times, ca 3rd century AD. AE19 (4.21g). ΛAO ΔIKЄIA, turreted and draped bust of city-goddess right / ΛAOΔ IKЄΩN, cornucopiae. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 211-217) AE 30 - Caracalla314 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AE30 (16.86g). Homonoia with Smyrna. AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛAOΔIKЄIΩN CMVPNAIΩN OMONOIA, Tyche of Laodikeia with statue of Zeus left and Amazon of Smyrna with turreted headdress with statue of Nemesis; altar between them. Dark green patina. VF.
Laodikeia (AD 211-217) AE 37 - Caracalla208 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE37 - Medallion (30.27g, 6h). Aelius Pisoninus, magistrate. AVT KAI M AVP A-NTΩNЄINOC CЄB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [ЄΠ]I AIΛ ΠЄI-CΩN-ЄINHC APX[...], Hygeia standing right, feeding serpent, facing Asclepius standing facing, head left, resting on serpent-entwined staff; between, small figure of Telesphorus facing on base; [Λ]ΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ Ν/[Ε]ΩΚΟΡΩΝ in exergue. Good VF, green patina with earthen highlights. Extremely rare. From Group CEM. Ex Berk BBS [unnumbered – 20th Chicago International Coin Fair] (3/1995), no. 234.
Laodikeia (AD 211-217) AE 41 - Caracalla285 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AE41 - Medallion (40.58g). L. Aelius Pigres, Asiarch. AVT KAI M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / [Λ AIΛ ΠIΓP]HC ACIAPXHC Γ ANЄΘHKЄ, Caracalla standing facing, head left, raising arm and holding sceptre, in spread quadriga facing, ΛAOΔIKЄΩN NЄΩKOPΩN in exergue. Fine, brown patina, a few scrapes and edge nicks. Very rare.
Laodikeia (AD 211-217) AE 42 - Caracalla521 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AE42 - Medallion (49.16g, 6h). L. Aelius Pigres, Asiarch. Struck 214-217 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Λ AIΛ ΠIΓPHC ACIAPX Γ ANЄΘHKЄN, • ΛAOΔIKЄΩN/NЄΩKOPΩN in exergue, emperor standing right on steps of distyle temple, holding wreath in right hand; on either side, pair of togate figures raising hand in acclamation; behind, troops standing, holding shields and spears; all within precinct enclosure, seen from aerial perspective; enclosure entrance composed of six columns; figure of Hygieia, holding serpent, standing in outer intercolumnations; uncertain figures (Pigres and spouse?) standing facing in central intercolumnation. VF, brown surfaces. An attractive architectural type and extremely rare.

This medallion commemorates an otherwise unknown address of the emperor Caracalla to the leading citizens of Laodicea during that emperor’s advance across Asia Minor to meet the Persians. This issue appears to have been struck as a personal dedication of the Asiarch, as evidenced by the reverse legend.
Laodikeia (AD 211-217) AE 43 - Caracalla341 viewsCaracalla, 211-217 AD. AE43 - Medallion (51.78g), dated Year 88 (211/212 AD). AVT K M AVP AN-TΩNЄINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΦPVΓIA - KAPIA/ ΛAOΔIKЄΩN / NЄOKOPΩN, TO ΠH Tyche of Laodikeia enthroned in the middle presenting statuette Zeus Laodikeia tot the personification of Phrygia, to left personification of Karia with cornucopiae and ears of corn. Dark green patina, aEF.
Laodikeia (AD 218-222) AE 32 - Elagabalus264 viewsElagabalus, 218-222 AD. AE32 (15.16g). AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, aureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN NЄΩKOPΩN ΔOΓMATI, around CYNKΛH-TOY, clasped hands. Fine, brown patina with some red on the protrait. Ex Drewry Coll.
Laodikeia (AD 218-225) AE 30 - Julia Maesa91 viewsJulia Maesa, 218-224/5 AD. AE30 (12.67g). IOVΛIA MAICA CЄ, draped bust to right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩN NЄΩKOPΩN ΔOΓMA/TI CVNKΛHTOV, Roma seated to left, holding Victory in right and leaning on shield with left. Very rare. VF. Ex Peus 382 (4/2005), lot 630.

The reverse legend makes this a very interesting coin. It is best translated to: "[Coin] of the Laodiceans. By decree of the [Roman] Senate holder of a Neocorate." The Neocorate was a honorary title granted to cities that had established a cult for a Roman emperor. It is as such very common, but to our knowledge Laodikeia is the only mint to explicitly mention the Senate decree on its coins that preceded the honorary title. The Polis consequently rewarded the honor by chosing Roma as a reverse type.
Laodikeia (AD 244-247) AE 24 - Philip II144 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE24 (7.66g, 6h). Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder, and cornucopia. Dark patina, VF.
Laodikeia (AD 244-247) AE 27 - Philip II232 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE27 (8.20g, 6h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Wolf (λύκος) and mule (κάπρος) seated facing each other. VF, brown patina. Rare variety; the wolf and boar are normally seated back to back, with heads turned to face each other.

The reverse alludes to the chief rivers in the vicinity of Laodicea, the Lycos and Kapros.
Laodikeia (AD 244-247) AE 32 - Philip II206 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE32 (17.73g). Draped and cuirassed bust right / Zeus Laodikeia and Tyche with rudder on globe and cornucopiae standing facing each other. Rare. Small scratch on edge. GVF.
Laodikeia (AD 244-247) AE 32 - Philip II95 viewsPhilip II, as Caesar, 244-247 AD. AE32 (20.07g, 6h). Homonoia with Smyrna in Ionia. M IOYΛ • ΦIΛIΠΠOC • KAICAP, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΛAOΔIKЄΩ N Z MYPNAIΩN, Zeus Laodikenos standing right, holding scepter and eagle, facing Nemesis of Smyrna standing left, holding dress; wheel at feet to left; OMONOIA in exergue. EF, wonderful earthen green patina. Rare.

The homonoia between two cities of the Greek world was the proclamation of an "agreement" or commonality of interests, almost like the "sister-city" arrangements between modern cities. While the Leagues of Greek cities were primarily military alliances, a homonoia was a union based on political, economic and religious connections. The cities of Asia Minor preserved this tradition under the Romans, with an extensive interlinked system of alliances. The earliest coins marking these agreements appear under Domitian, but the majority come later, dating from the Severan period through the end of provincial coinage in the late 3rd century AD.
Laodikeia (AD 250-300) AE 19250 viewsTime of Caracalla and later, 3rd century AD. AE19 (4.07g), year 88. Bust of Sarapis right, wearing modius, shoulders draped / ΛAOΔ-I-KEΩN, T-ΓΗ, Zeus Laodikeus standing left, holding eagle and resting on scepter. Nice very fine.
Laodikeia (BC 25-1) AE 21 - Seitalkas341 viewsTime of Augustus, late 1st century BC. AE21 (7.07g, 1h). Seitalkas, magistrate. Head of male (Seitalkas?) right, wearing ivy wreath / Laureate bust of Demos right. VF, black patina, minor roughness. Wagner Coll.; ex Sternberg XI (11/1981), lot 317.
Laodikeia (BC 27-AD 14) ) AE 14332 viewsTime of Augustus (?), 27 BC-14 AD. AE14 (3.12g). Griffin/ panther/ wolf with forepaw raised left, holding double-axe within wreath / ΛAOΔΙΚΕΩΝ, Laodike as Aphrodite (?) wearing long chiton and dove standing left. Good very fine.
Laodikeia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 13129 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE13 (3.12g). Sosthenes, magistrate. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, Capricorn right, head reverted, cornucopia on its back / ΛΑOΔΙKΕΩΝ ΣΩΣΘΕΝEΣ. three grain ears. VF.
Laodikeia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 14255 viewsTime of Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE14 (2.84g). Wolf sitting left, right forepaw raised, double-axe behind, within wreath / Laodike standing left.
Laodikeia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 14 - Augustus208 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE14 (3.42g). Sosthenes, ca 10 BC. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head left / ΛAOΔIKEΩN ΣΩΣΘENHΣ, Zeus Laodiceus standing left with eagle and staff; to left, wreath enclosing Z and flanked by N and Ω. Good very fine.
Laodikeia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 14 - Augustus253 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE14 (3.42g). Zeuxis Philalethes, ca 15 BC. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right / ΛAOΔIKEΩN ZEYΞIΣ ΦIΛAΛHΘHΣ, staff entwined with snake. Nice very fine.
Laodikeia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 19 - Augustus 158 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE19 (5.85g). Anto Polemon Philopatris, magistrate. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, bare head right / ΠΟΛΕΜΩΝ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΙΣ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ, Zeus Laodiceus standing left with eagle and staff. VF.
Laodikeia (BC 27-AD 14) AE 19 - Augustus17 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE19 (7.41g). Zeuxis, philalethes. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, laureate head right / ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ ΖΕΥΞΙΣ, Zeus Laodikeos standing left, holding eagle and staff; monogram to left. aVF.
Laodikeia (BC 100-0) AE 16362 viewsca 1st century BC. AE16 (3.15g, 1h). Boar standing left; monogram below / ΛΑΟΔΙ/ΚΕΩΝ, wolf standing right. VF, dusty dark green patina. Rare variant.
Laodikeia (BC 133) AE 14230 viewsAfter 133 BC. AE14 (2.51g). Aphrodite wearing stephane and diadem / ΛAOΔI KEIΩN, tripod. Nice very fine.
Laodikeia (BC 133) AE 20403 viewsafter 133 BC. AE20 (8.08g). Head of Aphrodite or Laodice right, wearing stephane and diadem / Two cornucopiae bound by fillet. VF, brown patina.
Laodikeia (BC 133) AE 22401 views2nd-1st cent BC. AE22 (6.00g). Female head (Laodike as Aphrodite ?) right. / ΛAOΔΙ-ΚΕΩΝ, decorated cornucopiae. Very fine.
Laodikeia (BC 133) Tetradrachm364 viewsca 133/88-67 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 12.61g, 12h). Cistophoric type. Diodoros, magistrate. Cista mystica within ivy wreath / Two serpents entwined around bow and bowcase; ΔIOΔΩ/POY above, ΛAO to left, kerykeion to right. EF, toned, obverse a little off center. Deyo Coll.; ex Coin Galleries (2/1989), lot 160.
Laodikeia (BC 133-67) AE 20340 viewsca 133/88-67 BC. AE20 (6.76g, 11h). Head of Zeus(?) right, wearing tainia / ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ, eagle standing facing, head right, on filleted cornucopia; monogram below. Near VF, brown surfaces. Alighieri Coll.
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