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Lot 1020

Estimate: 1'250 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'000 CHF Price realized: 1'000 CHF
The Roman Republic
Marcus Antonius. Denarius, mint moving with M. Antonius 32-31, AR 3.59 g. ANT AVG – III·VIR·R·P·C Galley r., with sceptre tied with fillet on prow. Rev. LEG – X Aquila between two standards. Babelon Antonia 117. C 38. Sydenham 1228. Sear Imperators 361. Crawford 544/24.
Struck on an exceptionally large flan and with a superb old cabinet tone. Minor area
of weakness on obverse due to the size of the flan, otherwise extremely fine Exceptionally nice example of the famous legionary denarii, struck before the battle of Actium on 2nd September 31. Legions I-XXIII, as well as special units, were honoured with these issues. Legio X specifically was Caesar's own legion. AMP.

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