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

445.00 AUD

Origin:
mint travelling with Mark Antony
Authority:
Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony)
Denomination:
AR Denarius
Composition:
Silver
Date:
32-31 BC
Obverse:
[ANT AVC] / III·VIR·R·P·C, Galley right, with rowers; a standard is placed at the prow
Reverse:
LEG III, Three standards, a legionary Aquila between two signa
Size:
18.82mm, 3.7g, 4h
Grade:
gF, bankers' mark on obverse, lightly toned
Reference:
BMCRR II EAST 193; Cohen I 33; Sydenham 1227; Sear Imperators 356; Crawford 544/15; RSC I 28 Crawford 544/15; CRI 350; Sydenham 1217; RSC 28
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. LEG III on the reverse refers to Legio III, the Gallic Third Legion. The obverse reads ANT AVG 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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