RPC III, 2408 (forgery)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 2408 (forgery)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Sardis
Region Lydia
City Sardis
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Antinous
Obverse inscription ΑΝΤΙΝΟΟϹ ΗΡΩϹ
Nominative Antinous Hero
Obverse design bare head of Antinous, left
Reverse inscription ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ
Reverse design bearded Silenus seated on altar, right, half naked, holding cantharus in his right hand and infant Dionysus on his left knee
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 20 mm
Axis 6
Reference Blum Sardis 2
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note Modern forgery: see now M. Amandry, 'Antinoüs RPC III 2408 (Sardes) et 2667 (Amorium) : deux cas de regravure d’époque moderne', in F. Stroobants et Ch. Lauwers ed., Detur dignissimo. Studies in honour of Johan van Heesch (Bruxelles, 2020), pp. 309-313

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ V: GR 19575