Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 28Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 269

Price realized: 200 CHF   (Approx. 227 USD / 211 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Mark Antony, 44-30 BC. Denarius (Silver, 16 mm, 3.32 g, 6 h), military mint moving with Mark Antony (Patrae?), 32-31. ANT•AVG [III VIR] R•P•C Galley right, with scepter tied with fillet on prow. Rev. LEG IX Aquila between two signa. Babelon (Antonia) 118. Crawford 544/25. RBW -. Sydenham 1229. Somewhat porous and the obverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.

From the James Knox Collection of Biblical related coins, ex Künker 262, 13 March 2015, 7848.

An obscure unit, Antony's Legio IX was not identical with the famed Legio IX Hispana. The latter was an older unit, which we can trace back to the Social War (91-87 BC), and which would fight on Octavian's side at Actium. In Antony's legionary series, his ninth is alternately rendered as VIIII and IX.

Starting price: 50 CHF