Roma Numismatics Ltd > Auction XXXAuction date: 21 March 2024
Lot number: 397

Price realized: 4,800 GBP   (Approx. 6,081 USD / 5,598 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Marc Antony and Julius Caesar AR Denarius. Military mint travelling with Antony in Cisalpine Gaul, autumn 43 BC. Bearded bare head of Antony to right; lituus behind, M M ANTON IMP•R•P•C downwards before / Laureate head of Caesar to right; capis behind, CAESAR•DIC downwards to right. Crawford 488/2; CRI 123; BMCRR Gaul 57; RSC 3a. 4.24g, 20mm, 11h.

Extremely Fine; a superb example of the type.

Privately acquired from Numismatica Ars Classica AG;
Ex Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger, Auction 330, 24 April 1991, lot 1049;
Reportedly Ex Sotheby's, uncertain auction, 1986, lot 42.

After the War of Mutina, Antony and Lepidus entered into an autocratic pact with Octavian, the Second Triumvirate. Antony struck these coins in this new atmosphere of cooperation to emphasise and remind the people of his former station as Caesar's right hand man - a shrewd publicity tactic at once connecting himself to the memory of the people's beloved dictator and subtly suggesting himself superior to his colleagues in prestige.

Estimate: 2000 GBP