Imperator Mark Antony Silver Denarius, Travelling Mint 32-31BC

Denomination: Silver denarius

Period: Period between the Roman republic and the empire

Date: c32-31BC

Origin: Antony's travelling military mint to pay his armies

Condition: VF for type with an oval flan

Obverse: Galley right, mast with banners at prow, ANT AVG, III VIR P C 

Reverse: Legionary eagle between two standards, LEG XXIII (not entirely clear)

Size and Weight: 21mm, 3.0g

References: Sear 1479 var

Features and Provenance: It is claimed that Marcus Antonius was a strong willed alcoholic and womaniser. Despite these possible failings he was one of Rome's most successful generals whilst under the leadership of his friend, Julius Caesar. He was a key player in the transformation of Rome from a republic to an empire. He ruled over the eastern provinces himself from 43-30 BC, becoming the lover of Cleopatra VII. His fall from grace began with his defeat by Octavian (later to become Emperor Augustus). Believing that Cleopatra had killed herself, he took his own life by eviscerating himself with his own gladius. It transpired that Cleopatra was still alive however she was captured by Octavian and then took her own life.

 

 

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

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