IN ancient times, coins minted with the image of Antinous were highly prized as amulets and talismans by worshipers.
ANTONIUS SUBIA shares these photos of a new/old coin which has brought similar joy to him.
Antonius says: "This arrived today, like an omen of a new day dawning...the most beautiful and dramatic Antinous coin I own at this point in my life.
"He is so heavy and thick and giant ... made of shiny new copper, a copy of a Real Antinous coin, not the work of a modern artist, which is why he is so stunning!
"I cant wait to see how the copper ages over time.
"It came from Paris and was wrapped in a card with a picture of Napoleon!!! (Whom I Love, how could it get any better!)
"This is the most magnificent Antinous coin I have ever held in my hand...he has brought a new hope and power into my life. It is a sign of great and wonderful things to come! Antinous has arrived!"