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Mark Antony denarius
Bare head of a bearded Mark Antony right

C VIBVS VARVS
Fortuna standing left holding Victory and cornucopiae

Rome 42 BC

3.25g

Rough but much better in hand!

Sear 1466, RRC 494/32

ex-Londinium

Fortuna holding Victory shows the confidence the Triumvirs had in defeating the Ruplicans, namely Brutus and Cassius. Varus also struck this type for Octavian. It is interesting to note that on the evidence of stylistic similarity it is possible that the die-engraver responsible for the triumviral portraits was later transferred from the Capitoline mint to Antony's military mint outside the city.

The fact that Antony is again shown bearded is in reference to his mourning for Caesar's death. Only after Caesar was avenged would Antony be shown as a typical clean shaven Roman.
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David Atherton  [Dec 16, 2013 at 12:46 PM]
Fascinating coin!
carthago  [Dec 19, 2013 at 11:35 PM]
I think this issue has the best portrait style of all of Antony's issues.
Nemonater  [Dec 31, 2013 at 01:03 AM]
Very Cool! I would be pleased to have this in my collection.
Antonivs Protti  [Feb 07, 2014 at 11:29 PM]
What a wonderful coin!