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

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Obverse: Draped bust of the young Senate to left. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Asklepios, bearded, stands to the left, in a chiton and mantle, holding a snake-entwined staff. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection, Istanbul, Turkey (SNG von Aulock 9 [1964], no. 3825); 1978: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (Auction 8, June 27-28, 1978, lot 452); 1978: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III at Auctiones AG Auction 8; 2004-2008: lent by Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA (as L-G 115.6.2004); gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 22, 2008

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Laodicea, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 29.81 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2008.1061

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins