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Mark Antony
Bare head of Marcus Antonius right, bearded

Distyle temple containing facing bust of Sol on disk

Epirus? Autumn of 42 BC


Sear 1467

David Sear in "The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators" says:

The reappearance of IMP in Antony's titulature suggests that this issue is subsequent to the second battle of Philippi (23 October), though as the Triumvir is still bearded it must have been struck quite soon after the deaths of Brutus and Cassius before orders had been given for the modification of the portrait. With Caesar's murder now avenged both Antony and Octavian could shave the beards which they had worn as a sign of mourning."
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Album name:Jay GT4 / Mark Antony
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Keywords:Antony Anthony Antonius ANTONI IMP SOL temple disk distyle VIR triumvir
File Size:162 KB
Date added:Mar 23, 2010
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Enodia  [Mar 23, 2010 at 07:09 PM]
very cool coin!
David Atherton  [Mar 23, 2010 at 07:25 PM]
Great find! How wonderful it must be to have a portrait of such an important historical figure. Congrats!
Potator II  [Mar 23, 2010 at 07:28 PM]
Nice specimen of a most interesting type
ancientone  [Mar 23, 2010 at 07:53 PM]
Beautiful and Rare!
mihali84  [Mar 23, 2010 at 09:40 PM]
Awesome coin! excellent portrait and reverse
Randygeki(h2)  [Mar 24, 2010 at 01:02 AM]
mdelvalle  [Mar 24, 2010 at 08:03 PM]
Very nice and enviable piece. Congratulations
Sosius  [Mar 20, 2013 at 08:37 PM]
Nice. Great background about the beard too!
carthago  [Mar 21, 2013 at 02:58 AM]
Especially nice and complete reverse. Hard to find like this!
Sam  [Jan 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM]
Nice coin , you do not see every day .Valuable addition
mdelvalle  [Jan 06, 2015 at 06:17 PM]