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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 728. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LYDIA, Sala. Antinoüs, favorite of Hadrian. Died 130 AD. Æ 20mm (6.61 gm, 8h). G.Valerius Andros, magistrate. HRWC ANTINOOC, bare-headed and draped bust right / HRWEPI G [OUAL AN]DRO CALHNWN, youthful half-draped figure of Dionysus standing right, holding grapes in right hand and leaning on a short column upon which rests a cantharus. Blum pg. 50, 1; BMC Lydia pg. 232, 35; SNG Copenhagen 439; SNG von Aulock -; Weber 1487. VF, jade green patina with earthen encrustation, slightly chipped. ($500)

From the David A. Dowdy Collection. Ex Sternberg 11 (20-21 November 1981), lot 299.

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