Lighthouse of Latakia

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, May 16, 2019.

  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    So far, I've heard of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria. It's considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Nowadays, we can only enjoy watching this wonder through coins. Fortunately, I realized that one of my recent purchases depicts the lighthouse or pharos of Latakia in Syria ( Laodekeia ad Mare).
    The obverse shows Septimius Severus facing his son Caracalla. There's a counter mark between them. Reverse has a galley with the lighthouse in background. The nearest attribution I could find is Meyer 95. Hope I'm right.. Please try to comment. Cheers..

    Sept Sev O          Caracalla.JPG Sept Sever R   Prow.JPG
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Very cool, 7C!
  4. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Great coin, what size?
  5. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    I hid this coin together with another of Kadmos in my boxes here. Hope to search and find soon.
  6. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    So happy to find this historical coin again. Diameter : 27- 29 mm. weight 12.25 g.
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  7. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    Oh wow, what's awesome coin 7C! Double bust, cool lighthouse, great! I don't remember ever seeing that one!
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