The Roman Republic
Estimate: 1'000 CHF
Starting price: 800 CHF
Price realized: 2'250 CHF
Marcus Antonius, C. Caesar Octavianus and Lepidus. Bronze, Ephesus 40-39 BC, Æ 4.87 g. Conjoined bare heads of Octavian, Mark Antony, and Lepidus r. Rev. [ΑΡΧΙ] – ΕPΕ / [Υ]Σ Γ – ΡΑL / [Γ]LΑΥ – ΚΩΝ / Ε – ΦΕ / Μ – Α – (Z) – ΣA / Σ Cult-statue of Artemis Ephesia facing surrounded. RPC I 2573. SNG Copenhagen 358 var. (magistrate).
Rare, only eight specimens cited by RPC. Brown tone and good very fine
Ex Triton III, 1999, 767 and Antiqua XIV, 2006, 126 sales.
I love this little coin. I owned two of them – one was also in the first sale. This is a particularly nice example showing the heads of the members of the second triumvirate. If this was not considered a provincial coin it would probably bring ten times what it does in a typical sale. Regardless, I think it is a great addition to an imperatorial/twelve Caesars set. MSG.