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d.30 BC Roman Imperatorial, Silver Denarius of Marc Antony NGC MS (Strike:5/5, Surface:4/5)

d.30 BC Roman Imperatorial, Silver Denarius of Marc Antony NGC MS (Strike:5/5, Surface:4/5)
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Why purchase this Roman Imperatorial Legion II Silver Denarius of Marc Antony?

As Marc Antony prepared to face his former ally Octavian in the Battle at Actium, he had a vast amount of Silver Denarii struck to pay his legions and fleet for their service. The coins of the series were minted bearing a common design with inscriptions to individually commemorate each of his twenty-three legions, along with various praetorian units. Honoring Legion II, this Silver Denarius was struck 32-31 BC by Antony's mobile military mint at his Patrae (Greece) winter headquarters.

Design of Marc Antony's Legionary Denarius

The obverse depicts a traditional praetorian galley powered by side oars rowing towards the right, proudly flying an array of banners on its prow mast. Inscriptions include "ANTAVG" and "III VIR R P C."

An Aquila (legionary eagle emblem) is illustrated on the reverse between two legionary standards, with "LEG II" inscribed below. A symbol of importance to the ancient Roman military, each legion carried an Aquila standard.

Exceptional Mint State Roman Imperatorial Silver Denarius

This Silver Legion II Denarius of Marc Antony is graded Mint State (MS), with additional grading of 5/5 for strike quality and 4/5 for condition of surface by NGC Ancients, the ancient coin experts of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Having a Sheldon Scale equivalent of 60-62, the coin will have original mint luster, with essentially no signs of wear.

This impressively graded Mint State Roman Imperatorial Silver Denarius of Marc Antony will be an exciting addition to your ancient coin collection!


Year of Issue:d.30 BC
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS