Heritage World Coin Auctions > NYINC Signature Sale 3114Auction date: 16 January 2024
Lot number: 33234

Price realized: 1,600 USD   (Approx. 1,470 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Marc Antony, as Imperator and Triumvir (43-30 BC). AR denarius (20mm, 3.54 gm, 11h). NGC Choice XF 2/5 - 3/5. 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 / CHORTIS•SPECVLATORVM, three standards, each decorated with wreaths and rostra. Crawford 544/12. Sydenham 1214. Antonia 103. Flashy, argent surfaces with crisp designs despite areas of softer strike.

One of the rarest of the legionary series, the Cohortes Speculatorum were some of the best naval soldiers formed into a unit whose main role was to accompany Antony, serving essentially as personal guards and spies.



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