Ancient Rome Mark Anthony Denarius with Galley (Fakes are possible) 32BC and 31BC
There were about 50 legions of about 5000 soldiers each in the Roman Army at the time of Mark Anthony (or, more correctly, Mark Antony), and he had control over 24 of them.
Silver denarii were issued for each legion, and it is a worthwhile collecting challenge to assemble a complete set. For lots of information on these fascinating pieces, see Forum Ancient Coins.
The example in our main picture at the upper left is extraordinary. It comes from Stack's Bowers where it sold for a hefty $900 US dollars during a 2011 auction.
Most coins do not come close to looking like Stack's Bower's coin. The denarius to the right is an $80 coin.
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $500
, Genre: Ancient
Requested by: sveb, Tue, 23-May-2017 01:23:08 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 23-May-2017 01:24:45 GMT
Requester description: Mark Anthony denarius galley with lots of oars, eagle, inscriptions readl ANTAVS IIIVIR RPC LEC XIII or maybe III VIR
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