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Mark Antony and Octavia, 39 B.C., Ephesos, Ionia
The obverse legend abbreviates Consul Designatus, Iterum et Tertium, meaning Consul Elect for the second and third time. The reverse legend abbreviates Triumvir Reipublicae Constituendae, the title adopted in November of 43 B.C. by the three Caesarian leaders (Mark Antony, Octavian, and Lepidus) when they formed the Second Triumvirate to oppose the tyrannicides Brutus and Cassius.
SH86609. Silver cistophoric tetradrachm
, RPC I
263, RSC Octavia
and M. Antony 3, Sear CRI
East 135, SRCV I
1513, Choice gVF, toned, well centered
, some die wear and rust, scratches, Ephesos
11.723g, maximum diameter
27.1mm, die axis
, summer - autumn 39 B.C.; obverse
M ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER
(Consul Elect for the 2nd and 3rd time), conjoined head
of Antony and bust
right, Antony nearer and wreathed in ivy, Octavia
Dionysus standing half left on cista mystica, in his right hand, thyrsus
in his left hand, flanked by two interlaced snakes with heads erect, III VIR (triumvir) downward on left, R P C (Reipublicae Constituendae) upward on right; $2700.00
Catalog current as of Monday, March 18, 2019.
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