Mirror fashioned from two coins of Antinous

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 130–138


Accession Number

1982.283

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour