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Mark Antony & Julius Caesar portrait denarius
M ANTON IMP R P C
Bare head of Mark Antony right, bearded, lituus behind

CAESAR DIC
Wreathed head of Caesar right, capis behind

Gaul, November 43 BC

Imperators 123, Crawford 488/2, Sydenham 1166, Cohen 3, BMCRR Gaul 55, 57

3.05g

Rare!

Ex-Alberta coins

From Sears Imperator's:

"This issue would appear to be a revival of the type struck by Antony in the spring during the war around Mutina. After his Gallic adventures Antony, accompanied by his ally Lepidus, was now back in Cisalpine Gaul to meet with his former opponent Octavian. The conference between the three men at Bononia in early November, set the seal on the formation of the Second Triumvirate, an event commemorated by this issue. It clearly belongs to the period immediately following the agreement at Bononia as the form of the triumviral titulature (R P C) had not yet been expanded to the normal III VIR R P C. A distinctive feature of this coinage is the portrait of Antony which has a strangely elongated form, giving it something of the appearance of a caricature. Presumably, Antony's retinue at this time lacked the services of a die-engraver competent in the art of portraiture."
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David Atherton  [Aug 15, 2014 at 09:18 PM]
Excellent historical notes!
Nemonater  [Aug 15, 2014 at 11:14 PM]
How many ancient hands and pockets held this piece? Excellent coin.
Sosius  [Dec 03, 2014 at 09:07 PM]
Cool coin and great annotation.
ickster  [Nov 28, 2015 at 03:57 PM]
Congrats. This type is high on my wish list.