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271, Lot: 44. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Autumn-early winter 39 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.60 g, 12h). Military mint traveling in Cilicia or northern Syria; P. Ventidius, imperator. M · (ANT) IM · III · V · R · P [· C], bare head right; lituus to left / [P] VE(NT)IDI PO(NT) IMP, Jupiter(?) standing right, holding scepter in right hand, olive branch in left. T. V. Buttrey, Jr., “The Denarius of P. Ventidius,” ANSMN IX (1960), pp. 95-108, 2 (A2/P1); Crawford 531/1b; CRI 265; Sydenham 1175; RSC 63. Near VF, toned, two bankers’ marks on the obverse, minor reverse die breaks. Very rare - only twelve known to Buttrey, struck from two obverse and two reverse dies.

Property of Princeton Economics acquired by Martin Armstrong. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 15 (18 May 1999), lot 228.