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160830. Sold For $465

FULVIA, first wife of Mark Antony. 43 BC. AR Quinarius (13mm, 1.68 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Bust of Victory right, with the likeness of Fulvia / Lion walking right between A and XL; LVGV in exergue, DVNI above. Crawford 489/5; CRI 122; Sydenham 1160; RSC 4. Good VF, toned, scratch under tone. Wonderful portrait.

The XL refers to Antony's age. The lion may represent his birth sign - Leo. The portrait is undoubtedly that of Fulvia. It is exactly like those on the Æ of Eumenea issued after it was renamed "Fulvia" in her honor at around the time of Antony's journey to the East in 41 BC.