Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 531. Estimate $7500.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $6250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Autumn 34 BC. AR Denarius (3.46 g, 1h). Alexandria mint. Bare head of Mark Antony right; Armenian tiara behind, ANTONI • ARMENIA • DEVIC[TA] around / Diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right; [at point of bust, prow of galley right]; CLEOP[ATRAE REG]INAE • REGVM • FILIORVM • REGVM • around. Crawford 543/1; CRI 345; Sydenham 1210; Kestner 3836; BMCRR East 179-81; RSC 1. Good VF, deeply toned, areas of minor porosity, light scratches, an area of flat strike on Antony’s neck and corresponding reverse. An outstanding portrait of Cleopatra.
From a Gentleman’s Collection.