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Mark Antony, Triumvir and Imperator, 44 - 30 B.C., LEG XVII CLASSICAE
LEG XVII CLASSICAE was probably raised by Antony and disbanded by Octavian. No legion with the name Classicae is known from the imperial period. The old Caesarean legions XVII, XVIII and XIX were destroyed with Scribonius Curio in Africa in 49 B.C., restored by Octavian (Augustus), and then destroyed again in Germany under Quinctilius Varus in 9 A.D.
RR10844. Silver denarius, Crawford 544/10, Sydenham 1238, BMCRR II East 223, RSC I 50, SRCV I 1481, Sear CRI 373, nice F, toned, Patrae(?) mint, weight 3.528g, maximum diameter 17.1mm, die axis 315o
, autumn 32 - spring 31 B.C.; obverse ANT•AVG / III VIR•R•P•C, galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow; reverse LEG XVII CLASSICAE, aquila (legionary eagle) between two legionary standards; very scarce
Catalog current as of Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
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