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Triton XXI, Lot: 98. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Antinoüs. Died AD 130. Æ Diobol (23mm, 10.94 g, 12h). Dated RY 21 of Hadrian (AD 136/137). ANTINOO[V] • HPωOC •, draped bust left, wearing hem-hem crown / Antinoüs (as Hermes), wearing chlamys, holding caduceus with his right hand, on horseback right; L K/[A] (date) across field. Köln 1279 var. (placement of date); Dattari (Savio) 8017 (this coin); K&G 34a.7; RPC III 6243/16 (this coin); Emmett 1348.21 (R3); Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 98 (this coin). Good VF, dark brown patina with touches of green. Rare, and of the finest style.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Renzo Canavesi, Sagno, 1996. Ex Renzo Canavesi Collection (Sagno); Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 8017.