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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 721. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Hadrianotherae. Antinoüs, favorite of Hadrian. Died 130 AD. Æ 24mm (9.80 gm, 7h). ANT[INOWC HRWC A]GAQOC, bare head right / AD[RIANOQHRITWN], Apis Bull standing right, crescent on flank; monogram in left field. Blum pg. 48, 2 (monogram not mentioned); SNG France 1093 (same dies); BMC Mysia -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock 1151 (different monogram); Mionnet III pg. 436, 145 (monogram not mentioned). VF, tan patina, even porosity. ($750)

From the David A. Dowdy Collection. Ex Sternberg 11 (20-21 November 1981), lot 257.

SNG France repeats the description of the von Aulock coin, even identifying them as from the same dies. However, the reverse dies of the two coins are clearly different, as are the monograms.

See lot 715 for a note on the life and coinage of Antinoüs.