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Roman Imperational, Mark Antony, AR Legionary Denarius, 32-31 BC

1,100.00 AUD

mint travelling with Mark Antony
Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony)
AR Denarius
32-31 BC
ANT AVC / III·VIR·R·P·C, Galley right, with rowers; a standard is placed at the prow
LEC VI, Three standards, a legionary Aquila between two signa
17.09mm, 3.7g, 6h
gVF, tight flan, boldly struck, nice cabinet toning
ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 114, Part II (7 May 2019), Lot 1379
BMCRR II EAST 197; Babelon Antonia 111; Cohen I 33; Sydenham 1223; Sear Imperators 356; RBW 1841; Crawford 544/19
Special Information:
Legionary coinage issued by by Mark Antony
These legionary denarii were issued by Mark Antony before the Battle of Actium in 32 BC to pay his legions and fleet. LEC VI ('C' for G on this coin) on the reverse efers to Legio VI, the Sixth Ironclad Legion which fought with him in Cisalpine Gaul and against Pompey at the Battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC. The obverse reads ANT AVG (‘C’ for G) abbreviating Antonius augurs, to identify the position he held as College of Augur. III VIR R P C abbreviates Triumvir republican constituendae, meaning one of the men of the three men for the restoration of the republic, referring to his membership of the Second Trimvirate together with Octavian and Lepidus.
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