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Ancient coins => Rome => Topic started by: Quant.Geek on September 13, 2017, 11:05:56 PM

Title: Roman Triumvirate: Mark Antony (Autumn 32-Spring 31 BCE) AR Denarius, Patrae?
Post by: Quant.Geek on September 13, 2017, 11:05:56 PM
Roman Triumvirate: Mark Antony (Autumn 32-Spring 31 BCE) AR Denarius, Patrae? (Crawford 544/23; CRI 359; Sydenham 1227; RSC 37)

Obv: ANT AVG IIIVIRRPC; Praetorian galley right
Rev: Aquila between two signa; LEG IX across field

A high-resolution image of this coin is available at FORVM Ancient Coins (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-139795)

(http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36484/normal_Sydenham-1227.jpg)
Title: Re: Roman Triumvirate: Mark Antony (Autumn 32-Spring 31 BCE) AR Denarius, Patrae?
Post by: Figleaf on September 24, 2017, 07:59:48 AM
Great piece of history! The Roman senate had just voted that Marcus Antonius was a traitor and Octavian had declared war on Cleopatra. Unruly times. Here is Marcus Antonius' almost subdued answer. I got loyal legions. I got a great fleet. I got rich Cleopatra's support. What are you going to do about it? Little did he know that Caesar's son would destroy the fleet, corrupt the legions and hound him to death...

Peter