Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla

Reverse: Emperor in the Forum of Laodikea, delivering a speech

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Laodiceia
Material: Bronze
Denomination: Medallion
Issuing Authority: Caracalla
Actual Weight: 41.05 g.
Die Axis: 5
Date: exact 211 AD - exact 217 AD
Dimensions: 44.5 mm.
Region: Phrygia
Period: Severan

Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle, a bird's-eye view of the forum at Laodiceia. Within stands the emperor, standing profile to the right on a podium, delivering a speech. Citizens appear around him, on each side and between columns in front.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial bronze medallion

Sources Used: BMC Phrygia, 316, no. 226; Waddington 1904, no. 7072