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Laodicea ad Lycus, Phrygia, c. 1st Century B.C.
The boar and the wolf are symbolic of the rivers Kapros and Lykos respectively.
GB88939. Bronze AE 15, BMC Phrygia p. 287, 52; Weber 7129; SNG Cop -; SNGvA -, VF, dark patina, obverse a little off center, porous, Laodicea ad Lycus (near Denizli, Turkey) mint, weight 3.031g, maximum diameter 14.6mm, die axis 30o
, c. 1st century B.C.; obverse wild bristle-backed boar (river Kapros) standing left,
(control monogram) below belly; reverse wolf (river Lykos) standing right, ΛAO∆I/KEΩN in two lines above and in exergue; very rare
Catalog current as of Sunday, July 21, 2019.
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