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Marcus Antonius AR denarius-3,93 grams- 18 mm-itinerary mint- 42 b.C.
obverse: M.ANTONI IMP, bust of Marcus Antonius right
reverse: III VIR RPC, radiate & draped bust of Sol facing on a disk within distyle temple

Crawford 496/1- Cohen 12 (5fr.)- Sear 1467

This coin was minted during Antony's military campaign against Brutus and Cassius in Greece.

The tyrannicide Cassius gained some notoriety for robbing the temple of Helios in the city of Rhodes; he was said to have left untouched only the chariot of the sun. This type of Antonius reproaches Cassius for that robbery and constitutes a promise to avenge the god of the sun (see F. X. Ryan, SNR 84, 2005, 84Ė86).
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SPQR Coins  [Aug 30, 2011 at 08:14 PM]
Awesome, congratulations on a wonderful addition!
Randygeki(h2)  [Aug 30, 2011 at 09:22 PM]
cool addition
Jay GT4  [Sep 01, 2011 at 02:24 AM]
Wonderful coin. Just to add to the historical significance...Antony is still bearded yet he had just avenged Caesar's death at Philippi. This coin was minted just before the mint was informed of the new portrait without beard.
L.e.  [Sep 09, 2011 at 04:03 PM]
thank you for your comments! also for the informations given by jay!