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Exceptional Drachm of Antinoüs

Triton XX, Lot: 477. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antinoüs. Died AD 130. Æ Drachm (33mm, 25.96 g, 12h). Dated RY 21 of Hadrian (AD 136/7). [ANTIN]OOV HPωOC, draped bust left, wearing hem-hem crown / Antinoüs (as Hermes), holding caduceus, on horseback right; L KA (date) across field. Cf. Köln 1281; Dattari (Savio) 2089; Blum 20; K&G 34a.5; Emmett 1346.21 (R3). VF, dark green and brown surfaces, light smoothing. Very rare. An attractive example of this rare type.

Ex UBS Auction 78 (9 September 2008), lot 1654 (since cleaned).