Hello everybody! I present here my newest acquisition. It's a very rare hemidrachm of Antinous, struck in Alexandria, Egypt. After I had seen a few threads here in CT, associated with my interest in Antinous' history, and reading Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian, I got carried away and started looking for something that would fit into my numismatic budget. Unfortunately, the eye-appeal is far far from the acceptable minimum. Well, that's what we have for now. Antinous here looks more like Roger Waters. Truly a Greek tragedy, especially considering the beauty of the boy and the ugliness of the other. The coin has had better days. It was visibly tooled, treated of a probable bronze disease, which must have been quite aggressive on the reverse. That is, all the adjectives for many here pass far away... But it's still an Antinous. I would not content myself with having a tessera. My numismatic focus is really in ancient coins. And as I'm a completist, so an Antinous is never to be despised. And personally, despite all the shortcomings, I was happy to get my Roger Waters! Well, that's it. Post here your pieces of Antinous, Hadrian, relatives, or some rare ruler that has been difficult to obtain. Here the seller pics: ANTINOUS (Antinoüs) AE hemidrachm. EGYPT, Alexandria. Struck 130-138 AD. ANTINOOV HPωOC (Antinous, Heros), draped bust left, wearing hem-hem crown. Reverse - Antinoüs (as Hermes), wearing chlamys, holding caduceus with his right hand, on horseback right; RPC III 6235/10; Emmett 1347.21 (R4). Very rare, especially when compared to the drachms and diobols of Antinous. 28mm, 10.1g. My pics (it's really better in hands, believe me...!): Well, that's it. Feel free to post here your pieces of Antinous, Hadrian, relatives, or some rare ruler that has been difficult to obtain.