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

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 139–144

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Laodicea


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped bust of the young Senate to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Asklepios, bearded, stands to the left, in a chiton and mantle, holding a snake-entwined staff.
Inscription in Greek.


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