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Offline lawrence c

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Antinous COTD
« on: September 28, 2021, 10:24:15 pm »
My latest from FORUM. I normally don't collect tesserae, but this one was too good to pass up. My only coin for Antinous is a miniscule specimen, and this tessera has a rather nice portrait.

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Lead tessera, apparently unpublished, Dattari-Savio -, Geissen -, Milne -, Emmett -, Blum -, SNG Cop -, SNG Milan -, gF, gray-brown patina with highlighting earthen deposits, reverse off center, Antinoopolis(?) mint, weight 4.994g, maximum diameter 23.8mm, die axis 180o, c. 130 - 153 A.D.; obverse draped bust of Antinous right, wearing hem-hem crown of Harpocrates, large crescent before with horns left; reverse Nilus reclining right on sphinx, reed in his left hand curling up behind his shoulder and head, cornucopia before him in left hand; Euthenia on right, standing left, crowning Nilus with a wreath; ex Classical Numismatic Group e-auction 476 (9 Sep 2020), lot 287; ex BLS Collection; extremely rare, perhaps unique, this is the only specimen of this type known to FORVM.

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Re: Antinous COTD
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2021, 10:32:18 pm »
Nice piece.  Congrats

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Re: Antinous COTD
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2021, 09:54:02 am »
very nice indeed
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Re: Antinous COTD
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2021, 11:26:50 am »
Hi.

Nice example. Your tessera is type 13 in Tokens of Antonius from the Roman Province of Egypt by Denise Wilding. The article appears in Tokens: Culture, Connections, Communities, C Rowan (ed),  Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication 57, 2019

The entire book can be downloaded legally free from the Royal Numismatic Society website. Go to numismatics.org.uk and make your way to the publication page or use the link below:

https://numismatics.org.uk/society-publications-2/special-publications-and-coin-hoards/

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Re: Antinous COTD
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2021, 08:50:37 pm »
Thank you very much indeed for the additional info and the link. This sharing on the boards is great for relative neophytes like me.
Best,
Larry

 

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