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Live auction - brm_340989 - MARCUS ANTONIUS Denier

MARCUS ANTONIUS Denier AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 680 €
Maximum bid : 680 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:17:43
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 42 AC.
Mint name / Town : Épire
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,90 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale,bien centré. Belle tête de Marc Antoine taillée à la serpe. Revers bien venu à la frappe avec un très beau disque solaire
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet

Obverse


Obverse legend : M. ANTONI. - IMP.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Marc Antoine à droite.
Obverse translation : “Marcus Antonius Imperator”, (Marc Antoine, Imperator).

Reverse


Reverse legend : III/ VIR/ R. P. C..
Reverse description : Temple distyle de Sol surmonté d’un fronton triangulaire avec au centre un disque solaire orné d’une tête radiée de Sol de face.
Reverse translation : “Triumviri Rei Publicæ Constituandæ”, (Triumvir pour la restauration de la République).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à 30 pour les coins de droit et inférieure à 33 pour les coins de revers.

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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