Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Numi plumbei antinoënsi (Lead tesserae of Antinoopolis)

Sep 16, 2022, 2:00 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall B

Auditorium Maximum - Hall B


Giovanni Maria Staffieri (Circolo Numismatico Ticinese )


After the "unusual" death of Antinous in the Nile (October 130 A.D.), Hadrian founded in the proximity of the accident the city of Antinoë (Antinoopolis) with a temple dedicated to the deified young favourite, rituals in his memory, an organised cult for his worship and so on. The same period sees the appearance of lead tesserae with many representations similar to those placed on Alexandrian coins depicting Antinous and the Egyptian pantheon with the puzzling engraved dates from year 2 to year 25. The author will examine some questions about Antinoë and the remarkable "numi plumbei".

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Giovanni Maria Staffieri (Circolo Numismatico Ticinese )

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