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Live auction - brm_751627 - MARCUS ANTONIUS Denier

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Estimate : 850 €
Price : 500 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 05 September 2023 14:26:24
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 38 AC.
Mint name / Town : Athènes
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés présentant un très joli portrait de Sol au droit. Des faiblesses. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés


Obverse legend : III. VIR. R. P. C. COS. DESIG. ITER. TERT.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Sol à droite sous les traits de Marc Antoine (O).
Obverse translation : “Triumvir Rei Publicæ Constituendæ Consul Designatus iterum tertium”, (Triumvir pour la restauration de la République, Consul désigné pour la troisième fois).


Reverse legend : M. ANTONIVS M. F. - M. N. AVGVR. IMP TER.
Reverse description : Marc Antoine, en augure, voilé et drapé debout à droite, tenant un lituus de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Antonius Marci filius Marcus nepos Augurus Imperator tertium”, (Marc Antoine, fils de Marc, petit-fils de Marc, augure, imperator pour la troisième fois).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à trente coins pour le droit et une estimation de trente-trois coins pour le revers. A contrario des principaux auteurs, Crawford et Sear, nous considérons que le droit est bien la tête de Sol et non pas Marc Antoine en augure.

Historical background


(83-30 BC)

Antoine, born in 83 BC. -VS. , is a loyal supporter of Caesar. He served under his orders in Gaul, was one of his lieutenants during the civil war (49-45 BC).. -VS. ) and assumed his first consulship with him (44 BC. -VS. ). Upon his death, Antoine receives an "Imperium maius" for the Gauls (Cisalpine and Transalpine). After the siege of Mutina and the murder of the two consuls (Pansa and Hirtius), he formed the second triumvirate with Octave and Lepidus and favored the proscriptions (death of Cicero, 43 BC. -VS. ). He had Caesar deified in 42 BC. -VS. and participates in the battle of Philippi, where Cassius and Brutus are killed. Anthony, in 41 BC. -VS. , traveled to Asia Minor after the previous year's Parthian invasion of Syria. Antony meets Cleopatra for the first time in Alexandria. After the war of Perugia, where his brother is disavowed, he is reconciled with Octave and marries his sister Octavie. The Peace of Misenum consecrates a status quo with Sextus Pompey (39 BC. -VS. ). The pact of Taranto, in 37 BC. -VS. , renews the triumvirate. Antoine would have married Cleopatra in 37 or 36 BC. -VS. In 34, he celebrated a triumph in Alexandria after his brilliant Armenian campaign, followed by the famous "donation of Alexandria". Octavia divorced from Antoine in 32 BC. -VS. and Octave publishes Antony's will in Rome. This marks the start of open hostilities between the two men, hostilities ending in the Battle of Actium (31 BC. -VS. ) and the suicides, the following year, of Marc Antoine and Cleopatra. Egypt becomes a Roman province.

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