The Roman Republic
Estimate: 3'000 CHF
Starting price: 2'400 CHF
Marcus Antonius and C. Caesar Octavianus with M. Barbatius. Denarius, mint moving with M. Antonius 41, AR 3.95 g. M·ANT·IMP·AVG·III·VIR·R·P·C·M BARBAT ·Q·P Head of M. Antonius r. Rev. CAESAR IMP PONT·III·VIR·R·P·C Head of Octavian r. with slight beard. Babelon Antonia 51, Julia 96 and Barbatia 2. C 8. Sydenham 1181. Sear Imperators 243. RBW 1798. Crawford 517/2.
Struck on a very broad and perfectly centred, old cabinet tone and extremely fine Ex Künker sale 174, 2019, 603.
Illustrated on www.romancoins.info, section imagines imperatorum.
Marcus Antonius shows in these coins his supremacy in the triumvirate; his portrait, as mature leader, is in opposition to the one of Octavian, appearing with a more adolescent portrait. AMP.