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Alexander Tetradrachms
Ancient Coin Collecting 101
Ancient Coin Dates
Ancient Coins & Modern Fakes
Ancient Counterfeits
Ancient Glass
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Anonymous Folles
Anonymous Follis
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Armenian Numismatics Page
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A Cabinet of Greek Coins
A Case of Counterfeits
Clashed Dies
Coins of Pontius Pilate
Conditions of Manufacture
Countermarked in Late Antiquity
Dictionary of Roman Coins
Doug Smith's Ancient Coins
Edict on Prices
Facing Portrait of Augustus
Fel Temp Reparatio
Fertility Pregnancy and Childbirth
Friend or Foe
Greek Alphabet
Greek Dates
Greek Mythology Link
Hellenistic Names & their Meanings
Helvetica's ID Help Page
Historia Numorum
Illustrated Ancient Coin Glossary
Imperial Mints of Philip the Arab
Latin Plurals
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Library of Ancient Coinage
Life in Ancient Rome
Maps of the Ancient World
Military Belts
Mint Marks
Nabataean Numerals
Not in RIC
Numismatic Bulgarian
Numismatic Excellence Award
Numismatic French
Numismatic German
Numismatic Italian
Numismatic Spanish
Parthian Coins
Paleo-Hebrew Alphabet
Phoenician Alphabet
Pi-Style Athens Tetradrachms
Pricing and Grading Roman Coins
Roman Coin Attribution 101
Roman Mints
Roman Names
Serdi Celts
Silver Content of Parthian Drachms
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
Syracusian Folles
The Evolving Ancient Coin Market
The Sign that Changed the World
The Temple Tax Hoard
Travels of Paul
Tribute Penny
Tribute Penny Debate Continued (2015)
Tribute Penny Debate Revisited (2006)
Tyrian Shekels
What Did The Julio Claudians Really Look Like?
What I Like About Ancient Coins
Widow's Mite


Laodicea, also transliterated as Laodiceia or Laodikeia, was the name for at least seven Hellenistic cities, which were named for one of the several queens named Laodice in the Seleucid dynasty. The Greeks distinguished such cities by nicknames usually based on geography.  They include:

  • Laodiceas ad Mare in Syria (Laodicea on the Sea), now Latakia, Syria.  See Laodicea Syriae.
  • Laodicea on the Lycus, the Laodicea of the Bible, also Diospolis, Rhoas and Claudiolaodicea, in Phrygia (also Caria and Lydia), currently near Eskihisar, Denizli Province, Turkey
  • Laodicea in Media, also Laodicea in Persis and Antiochia now the tell of Nahavand, Iran
  • Laodicea Combusta, also Laodicea Catacecaumene, in Phrygia Parorea, later in Lycaonia
  • Laodicea ad Libanum, on the Orontes in Coele-Syria, now 25 km southwest of Homs, Syria
  • Laodicea, in Arcadia, Greece
  • Laodicea Pontica, in Pontus
  • Laodicea, in Mesopotamia, precise location not known, in Iraq
  • Laodicea in Phoenicia, also Laodicea in Canaan and Berytus, now Beirut, Lebanon