RPC III, 1738


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 1738
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Pergamum
Region Mysia
City Pergamum
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Antinous
Person (rev.) Antinous
Magistrate Iulius Pollio (strategos)
Dating c. 134
Obverse inscription ΑΝΤΙΝΟΟϹ [ΗΡΩϹ]
Nominative Antinous Hero
Obverse design bare head of Antinous, left
Reverse design Antinous as Heracles standing facing, nude, raising right hand, left resting on club
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 33 mm
Axis 12
Reference Blum Provenance incertaine 1
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note The specimen which appeared in the Freeman and Sear FPL, with a clear ethnic and a magistrate’s signature known under Hadrian and Sabina, is the only coin of Antinous recorded for Pergamum, with the exception of the bronze published by Blum, belonging to the Cop. collection (but not to be found in the SNG), whose attribution was impossible because of its very poor condition

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ R. Pudill coll. (ex Freeman and Sear, FPL 7, Spring 2003, lot 241 = Bertolami 44, 20 Apr. 2018, lot 411)
2 2     Cop Blum pl. IV, 13