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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 734. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antinoüs, favorite of Hadrian. Died 130 AD. Æ Drachm (27.79 gm, 12h). Dated RY 21 of Hadrian (136/7 AD). ANTINOOV HPWOC, draped bust left, wearing hem-hem crown / Antinoüs, as Hermes-Thoth, on horseback right, draped in chlamys, which blows behind him, and holding caduceus in his right arm; L K A (date) in fields. Blum pg. 55, 22; Köln 1281; Dattari 2088; Milne 1493; Emmett 1346/21. Near VF, red-brown patina with splashes of hard verdigris, a bit weakly struck on the obverse. A very attractive example. ($750)

From the David A. Dowdy Collection. Ex Sternberg XIV (24-25 May 1984), lot 331; Cuzzi Collection (Baranowski, 1929), lot 660.

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