The Triumvirs. Mark Antony.
|CNG 87, Lot: 950. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.71 g, 6h). Legionary issue. Patrae(?) mint. Galley right / Aquila between two signa; LEG VI across field. Crawford 544/19; CRI 356; Sydenham 1223; RSC 33. EF, lightly toned, traces of deposits.
Raised in 52 BC by Caesar in Cisalpine Gaul, the legio VI Ferrata served with him in Spain and at Pharsalus, Alexandria, and Zela. Released in 47 BC, it was again recalled, serving at Munda in 45 BC. Reconstituted by Lepidus in 44 BC, it served under Antony at Philippi and the East, participating in the triumvir's Parthian campaign.