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Roman Egypt, Antinoopolites Nome, Portrait of Antinous, c. 130 - 153 A.D.
On 30 October 130 A.D., Hadrian founded the city of Antinoopolis on the very bank of the Nile river where Antinous drowned. It was the capital of a new nome, Antinoopolites. Perhaps the date is from the founding of Antinoopolis.
RX89290. Lead tessera
4291.2 (R4?); Dattari-Savio
F, Antinoopolis mint, weight
4.241g, maximum diameter
20.1mm, die axis
, c. 130 - 153 A.D.; obverse
) right, wearing hem-hem crown of Harpocrates
, crescent before, ΘW upward behind; reverse Nike
advancing left, wearing chiton
, raising wreath
extended in right, palm
frond over shoulder in left hand, L - B (year 2 of uncertain era) across field
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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