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Triton XXI, Lot: 97. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antinoüs. Died AD 130. Æ Hemidrachm (28mm, 12.81 g, 12h). Dated RY 21 of Hadrian (AD 136/137). ANTINOOV HPωOC, draped bust left, wearing hem-hem crown / Antinoüs (as Hermes), wearing chlamys, holding caduceus with his right hand, on horseback right; [KA] (date) before, L below. Köln 1278 var. (placement of date); Dattari (Savio) 2090 & 8015; K&G 34a.6 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 6235/10 (this coin); Emmett 1347.21 (R4); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 97 (this coin). VF, dark brown patina with traces of green. Very rare, especially when compared to the drachm and diobol, and of fine style.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Triton VII (13 January 2004), lot 737; Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 984 (misdescribed as a diobol); Kerry K. Wetterstrom Collection (Classical Numismatic Auctions XIII, 4 December 1990), lot 80; Harvey J. Hoffer Collection (Harmer Rooke Galleries, 12 December 1986), lot 952.