Reverse: Antinous as a herdsman or Hermes, with an ox

Obverse: Draped bust of Antinous

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Bithynium
Material: Bronze
Denomination: Medallion
Issuing Authority: Hadrian
Actual Weight: 45.88 g.
Die Axis: 1
Date: exact 117 AD - exact 138 AD
Dimensions: 37.5 mm.
Region: Bithynia
Period: Hadrianic

Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle stands Antinous, in the guide of a herdsman or Hermes, advancing in 3/4-view to the left, turning his head back to the right. He holds a pedum in his left hand, and extends his right hand to a reed. An ox, shown in near profile to the left, appears behind him.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial bronze medallion

Sources Used: BMC Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia, Bosporus, no. 3, with star in rev. field; see also Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Deutschland, Sammlung von Aulock, vol. 1, no. 297: both with obverse heads to right