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Mark Antony Sol denarius
M ANTONIVS M F M N AVGVR IMP TERT around (MP and RT ligatured)
Mark Antony, veiled and wearing the priestly robes of an Augur, standing right, holding lituus in right hand.

III VIR R P C COS DESIG ITER ET TERT
Radiate head of Sol right

Athens
Summer 38 BC

2.73g
Crawford 533/2, Sear Imperators 267

Purchased broken into several pieces and Glued together.

Antony's third Imperatorial acclimation resulted from Ventidius' victory at Gindarus. Antony's depiction in priestly robes of an augur emphasizes the importance which he placed on the possession of this religious office. The word AVGVR features prominently on most of Antony's remaining coinage right down to Actium. No doubt this was to stress his adherence to Republican traditions. Sol is symbolic of the East and shows Antony's personal concern for eastern affairs after the distraction caused by his extended stay in Italy starting in the second half of 40 BC and running almost the whole of the following year.
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Bruno V.  [Apr 08, 2011 at 09:17 PM]
Very interesting, thanks Jay
Bud Stewart  [Apr 15, 2011 at 01:25 AM]
Good save Jay.
renegade3220  [Apr 15, 2011 at 10:49 AM]
Way to save this coin! Nice job.
David Atherton  [Apr 15, 2011 at 08:18 PM]
Great write up and restoration job!
Randygeki(h2)  [Apr 19, 2011 at 07:49 AM]
nice save