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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion III Denarius
Rome, The Imperators.
Mark Antony, 31 BCE.
Mint travelling with Antony.
AR Denarius (3.69g; 18mm).

Obv: ANT AVG III VIR R P C; Galley right.

Rev: LEG III; Aquilia between two standards.

Reference: Crawford 544/15; HCRI 350; Syd 1217; Viereck, Die RŲmische Flotte (1975), p. 292 (this coin illustrated).

Provenance: ex CNG Classical Numismatic Review (Jul 2017); ex Triton IV (5 Dec 2000), Lot 432; ex Sternberg XII (18 Nov 1982), Lot 512; ex H.D.L. Viereck Collection (bef. 1975).

Produced by Antony in the lead-up to his final defeat at Actium by Octavianís navy (commanded by Agrippa), the legionary series was a huge issue that recognized 23 legions under Antonyís command. These coins would continue to circulate throughout the Empire for several centuries after Antonyís loss, partly because their notoriously debased silver discouraged hoarding.
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Jay GT4  [May 27, 2018 at 04:56 AM]
This is exceptional
*Alex  [Jul 08, 2018 at 11:37 AM]