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496/1 Mark Antony Denarius M.ANTONIVS IMP IIIVIR. Antony Temple with facing head Sol, AM#1012-36 | by Ahala
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496/1 Mark Antony Denarius M.ANTONIVS IMP IIIVIR. Antony Temple with facing head Sol, AM#1012-36

Denarius. 42BC. 3.61grams. Italy camp Antony mint mint. Antony. Crawford 496/01 M.ANTONIVS IMP IIIVIR. Obverse: hd Antony r M.ANTONIVS IMP IIIVIR. Reverse: temple with facing head Sol. Scarce.

 

Northumberland Smyth 1856:

Antonia. Obv — M(arcus) ANTONI(us) IMP(erator). The bare head of Mark Antony, slightly bearded, looking to the right. A small-spread denarius, it is rather a common type.

 

Rev — III(um)VIR, R(ei) P(ublicae) C(onstituendae). The radiated head of Apollo, as the sun, in front of a distyle temple, obviously referring to the augurship of the dissolute triumvir; but there are several of my brother-collectors, men with opinions which in general demand attention, who persist in viewing this type as another specimen of the empty pride of Mark Antony in the east. It seems, however, to be extremely simple of attribution.

 

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Taken on January 18, 2010