Antinous 130 A.D. Roman Imperial Sestertius Coin Replica
Favorite of Hadrian. Died 130 AD
The companion and lover of Emperor Hadrian. He died by drowning in the River Nile. Hadrian was so distraught after his death, he deified Antinous and created the city of Antinopolis along the Nile where he had drowned.
This museum quality coin reproduction of Ancient Roman Coinage is an exact copy of the coin held in the British Museum (BMC 925).
Obverse: ANTINOOV HPWOC, draped bust left
Reverse: LK, Antinous as Hermes, carrying caduceus on horseback advancing right.
Extremely rare, an original of this coin sold for $47,500 in January 2018.
Diameter: 32 mm
Material: Copper plated lead-free pewter,
Hand finished patina, made in the USA.
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.