Coin of Smyrna with head of Antinous, struck under M. Antonius Polemo

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 130–138

Mint: Asia: Ionia, Smyrna


Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 34.72 gm. Die Axis: 5

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Antinous left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Sheep standing to right. Caduceus in front.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949); by 1952: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; January 25, 1952: purchased from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule