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Antony & Octavia tetradrachm
M ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT
Conjoined heads of Antony and Octavia right, Antony wearing an ivy wreath

VIR RPC
Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus and thyrsus on cista mystica flanked by two interlaced snakes

Ephesus, summer-autumn 39 BC

11.22g

Imperators 263, RPC 2202, Babelon Antonia 61, Syndenham 1198, BMCRR east 135

Punch mark on the obverse protrudes onto the reverse

Ex-Numisantique

This series of Cistophori from Asia commemorates the marriage of Antony and Octavia and celebrate's Antony's divine status in the east as the "New Dionysus" which was bestowed on him when he arrived in Ephesus in 41 BC. Antony's titulature of "Imperator and Consul designate for the second and third times" fixes the period of issue to the latter part of 39 BC after the Pact of Misenum in July and before Antony's second Imperatorial acclamation in the winter of 39-38BC
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orfew  [Apr 12, 2016 at 02:15 PM]
Love the portraits on the obverse
FlaviusDomitianus  [Apr 12, 2016 at 03:00 PM]
Great find indeed!
Enodia  [Apr 12, 2016 at 04:59 PM]
great dual portraits!
Sam  [Apr 12, 2016 at 05:31 PM]
Superb.
Nemonater  [Apr 18, 2016 at 12:44 AM]
Very nice
NORMAN K  [May 22, 2016 at 02:04 PM]
Love the dual portraits coins. Nice
PMah  [Jan 24, 2019 at 04:41 AM]
I have not seen this type with a punch. Interesting. These tets often have manipulated flans, but not many punches.