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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG XVII CLASSICAE
ANT AVG III VIR R P C
Galley right mast with banners at prow

LEG XVII CLASSICAE
Legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint 32-31 BC

2.99g

Crawford 544/10, Sydenham 1238, BMCRR 223, RSC I 50

Very scarce

Not the greatest coin but one that was missing from my collection. The ending of "CLASSICAE" is clearly seen on the reverse.

LEG XVII CLASSICAE was raised by Antony and was later disbanded or lost it's identity after the battle of Actium, being incorporated into Octavian's legions. The cognomen "Classica" seems to relate to special naval duties assigned to this regiment by Antony.
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Randygeki(h2)  [Mar 29, 2012 at 05:57 PM]
Congrats!