Mirror fashioned from two coins of Antinous

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 130–138

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Front of mirror: Bust of Antinous, bareheaded, left, on a coin of Arcadia in Greece.
Inscription in Greek.
Silver reflector for mirror on the inside of the front cover.
Back of mirror: Bronze coin of Claudiopolis in Bithynia with Antinous as herdsman, pedum in left hand, right extended toward reed.
Inscription in Greek.


By 1924: R. Jameson Collection, vol. 3, p. 165, no. 442; by 1982: with Bank Leu A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (auction 30, April 28, lot 369); purchased at auction 30 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P. O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, June 9, 1982

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour