|Classical Numismatic Group > Triton VIII||Auction date: 11 January 2005|
|Lot number: 726|
IONIA, Smyrna. Antinoüs, favorite of Hadrian. Died 130 AD. Æ Medallion (38mm, 46.40 gm, 12h). Polemon, magistrate.
IONIA, Smyrna. Antinoüs, favorite of Hadrian. Died 130 AD. Æ Medallion (38mm, 46.40 gm, 12h). Polemon, magistrate. ANTINOOC HRWC, bare head left / POLEMWN ANEQH KE CMVP NAIOIC, bull standing right. Blum pg. 40, 10 (this coin cited); BMC Ionia pg. 278, 339; SNG Copenhagen 1367 (obverse)/1366 (reverse); SNG von Aulock -. VF, red-brown patina, some smoothing, outlines of letters and portrait strengthened. Extremely rare, one of three known, two of which are in museums (Berlin and Gotha). ($3000)
From the David A. Dowdy Collection. Ex Waddell I (December 1982), lot 216; Münzen und Medaillen 52 (19-20 June 1975), lot 651; E.S.G. Robinson Collection (Hess-Leu 17, 23 March 1961), lot 182; Vicomte de Sartiges Collection (Ars Classica 18, 10 October 1938), lot 228; Consul Weber Collection (Hirsch XXIV, May 1909), lot 1484.
See lot 715 for a note on the life and coinage of Antinoüs.