Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 29Auction date: 24 February 2024
Lot number: 1762

Price realized: 380 CHF   (Approx. 431 USD / 399 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Mark Antony, 44-30 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.86 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 II Aquila between two signa. Babelon (Antonia) 105. Crawford 544/14. RBW 1838. Sydenham 1216. The reverse struck somewhat off center and with minor corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.

From a European collection, formed before 2005.

Antony's Legio II was not identical with later, more renowned legions of the same name, such as Vespasian's Legio II Italica, Aurelius' Legio II Adiutrix, or the elite corps created by Septimius Severus, Legio II Parthica. Our Legio II was levied in circa 49-48 BC by Julius Caesar, and disbanded by Octavian after Actium, its soldiers being either retired, or dispersed amongst other legions.

Starting price: 100 CHF