Beautiful Quality Mark Antony Silver Legionary Denarius Coin for Sale
Beautiful Quality Mark Antony Silver Legionary Denarius Coin for Sale. The age range of the coin is from about 32-31 B.C.
Appears to be : LEG XII
The History behind these coins
An ancient silver denarius struck by the famous Roman general Marc Antony, between 32-31 B.C. These coins are in nice condition for legionary denarii, with wear.
Antony produced these silver coins to pay his naval fleet and army legions in preparation for civil war with Octavian, heir of Julius Caesar. The obverse side of these coins features Roman legionary standards, borne by the troops in battle, along with the words "LEG" - indicating these coins was used to pay the legions. The reverse side of the coin features a Roman galley with rowers, along with the visible words "ANT AVG" - translated as "Antonius (aka Antony) Augustus (a military title)".
These coins have great historical significance, as it was produced just before the civil war that would lead to the the suicide of Mark Antony, the final destruction of the Roman Republic, and the rise of the Roman Empire. Most of these coins are like these since they were in circulation for up to 300 years.
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