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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG VII
ANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley r. mast with banners at prow

LEG VII
legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint 32-31BC

Legio VII Claudia Pia Fidelis (faithful and loyal Claudian legion) dates back to the four legions used by Julius Caesar in his Gallic Wars and played a crucial role in The Battle of Pharsalus in 58 BC, and it existed at least until the end of the 4th century, guarding middle Danube. The emblem of this legion, as well as of all Caesar's legions, was the bull, together with the lion.

Legio VII was one of the two legions used in Caesar's invasions of Britain.

Tiberius Claudius Maximus the Roman soldier who brought the head of Decebalus to emperor Trajan was serving in Legio VII Claudia.

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Noah  [Jan 31, 2011 at 09:58 PM]
I really like the highlighting toning on this one. It completely elevated this worn coin to another level! On another note, there is a History Channel documentary series on Rome from several years ago that featured TCMaximus and his rise to glory by capturing Decebalus. It is overdone, but still informative and entertaining.
Potator II  [Feb 03, 2011 at 06:33 PM]
Lot of wear, but still a very pleasant coin
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