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Lot 63086

Estimate: 100 USD   |   Starting price: 1 USD Price realized: 192 USD
Marc Antony, as Triumvir and Imperator (43-31 BC). AR denarius (17mm, 6h). NGC VF. Legionary issue, mint moving with Antony in Greece (Aegae or Patrae), 32-31 BC. ANT • AVG-III • VIR • R • P • C, war galley under oar right with triple ram prow and scepter tied with fillet / LEG-VII, aquila between two standards. Crawford 544/20. Sydenham 1224. The legion represented on this coin was Legio VII Claudia, which was founded with the VI, VIII and IX by Pompey in Spain in 65 BC, making it one of the oldest legions. The Seventh marched with Julius Caesar throughout the Gallic Wars and played a crucial role in the Battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC. The unit remained guarding the Danube region until at least the end of the 4th century AD.HID05401242017

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