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Coin of Laodicea with bust of Demos, struck under P. Claudius Attalus

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Obverse: Draped, bearded bust of Demos to right, hair bound with fillet. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hades-Sarapis enthroned to left, holding a sceptre in his left hand, his right extended over Cerberus at his feet. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 22); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 139–144

Mint

Laodicea, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 27.12 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.808

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins