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LEG XVIIII - Rarest of Antony’s Legionary Denarii

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 1317. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Mark Antony. 32-31 BC. AR Legionary Denarius (3.64 g, 6h). Patrae(?) mint. Galley right / LEG XVIIII, legionary aquila between two signa. Crawford 544/34; CRI 379; Sydenham 1241; RSC 54. VF, toned, slightly granular surfaces, bankers’ marks, a shallow edge test cut. Extremely rare. The rarest of the Mark Antony Legionary Denarii.

Not to be confused with a similar legion under the command of Octavian, this Antonian legion was either disbanded or incorporated into another legion after Actium.