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Numismatica Ars Classica > Auction 39Auction date: 16 May 2007
Lot number: 121

Lot description:

The Barry Feirstein Collection of Ancient Coins Part I

The Roman Empire The mint is Roma unless otherwise stated

Antinous, favorite of Hadrian

No.: 121

Estimate: CHF 5000

d=42 mm
Medallion, Smyrna Ioniae circa 134-135, æ 40.41 g. ANTINOOC - HRWC Bare head of Anbtinous l. Rev. POLEMWNANEQHKE - CMVP – NAIOIC Bull standing r. Blum p. 40, 8 and pl. II, 5. BMC 399. SNG von Aulock 8000. Klose 1.

Very rare. Light scratches on light green patina gently smoothed, about very fine
Privately purchased from Harlan J. Berk.