5" Egyptian Bronze Figure of , 26th - 30th Dynasty, 664 - 342 B.C.
AB31082. Egyptian bronze figure of the god in mummified form, , wearing Atef-crown with , braided beard curved at the tip, holding the royal regalia crock and flail; two-sided; excellent detail, original , height 13.6 cm (5 1/8"); $1125.00 (Ä978.75)
Roman , Nov 130 - c. 138 A.D.
probably joined the entourage of when it passed through in about 124. He became Hadrian's constant companion and lover but in October 130 drowned in the Nile. Hadrian's grief knew no bounds; he enrolled him among the gods, erected a temple, and on 30 October 130 A.D., founded the city of Antinoopolis on the very bank of the Nile river where drowned. It was the capital of a new , Antinoopolites. Artists vied with each other in immortalizing his beauty. Temples and to his memory were erected all over the Empire, and there began a Cult of . On this coin he is depicted in the guise of Hermanubis.RX90577. Lead , cf. Numismatics auction 6, session 2 (29 Sep 2013), lot 925 (otherwise unpublished, realized $484 plus fees); 3584 for similar obv, aF, edge chip, 3.719 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 90o, (?) mint, Nov 130 - c. 138 A.D. (possibly later); AntinoŁs on horseback right, wearing hem-hem crown, holding ; standing left, nude to waist, around hips and legs, in right, long vertical in left, ram at feet on left; extremely ; $135.00 (Ä117.45)
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