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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1469. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANTINOUS, favorite of Hadrian. Died 130 AD. Æ Drachm (27.83 g, 12h). Alexandria mint. Dated RY 19 of Hadrian (134/5 AD). ANTINOOV H[RWOC], draped bust right, wearing hem-hem crown / L IQ beneath horse, Antinoüs, radiate and wearing cloak billowing behind, right on caparisoned horse with left leg raised, cradling caduceus in right arm. Blum 5; cf. Köln 1275-1276; Dattari 2081 var. (L above leg, IQ beneath); Dattari (Savio) 8006; cf. Milne 1481; BMC Alexandria -; cf. Emmett 1346. VF, brown patina with areas of orange and green. ($2000)

From the John F. Sullivan Collection.