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E-auction 408-320065 - brm_573031 - MARCUS ANTONIUS Denier

MARCUS ANTONIUS Denier VF
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 131 €
Maximum bid : 131 €
End of the sale : 08 February 2021 14:14:00
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 32-31 AC.
Mint name / Town : Grèce, Patras
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANT. AVG AU-DESSUS ; III VIR R.P.C À L'EXERGUE.
Obverse description : Trirème voguant à droite avec l'acrostolium.
Obverse translation : “Antonius Augurus Triumviri Rei Publicæ Constituandæ”, (Antoine augure triumvir pour la restauration de la République).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LEG - VIII.
Reverse description : Aigle légionnaire, “aquila” tournée à droite entre deux étendards, “signa”.
Reverse translation : “Legionis otavis”, (de la huitième Légion).

Historical background


MARC ANTOINE

(83-30 BC) Marcus Antonius

Antoine, born before 83 J. C-. Was a staunch supporter of Caesar. He served under his command in Gaul, was one of his lieutenants during the Civil War (49-45 before J. C-. ) And donned his first consulship with him (before 44 J. C-. ). At his death, Antoine received a "Imperium maius" to Gaul (Cisalpine and Transalpine). After the siege of Mutina and killing two consuls (Pansa and Hirtius), he formed the second triumvirate with Octavian and Lepidus and favored the proscriptions (death of Cicero, 43 J before. C-. ). He deified Caesar before 42 J. C-. and participated in the Battle of Philippi where Brutus and Cassius were killed. Antoine, 41-J before. C-. , Went to Asia Minor after the Parthian invasion of the previous year in Syria. Antoine met for the first time Cleopatra in Alexandria. After the war of Perugia where his brother was disavowed, he reconciled with Octave and married his sister Octavia. Peace of Misenum devoted a standstill with Sextus Pompey (39 J before. C-. ). Pact Taranto, 37 J before. C-. , Renewed the Triumvirate. Antoine had married Cleopatra in 37 or 36 before J. C-. At 34, he celebrated a triumph in Alexandria after his brilliant Armenian campaign, followed by the famous "Donation of Alexandria". Antony divorced Octavia in 32 before J. C-. Octave and published in Rome testament of Antoine. This marked the beginning of open hostilities between the two men, hostilities were ended by the battle of Actium (31 J before. C-. ) And suicides, the following year, Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Egypt became a Roman province.

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