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Triton XV, Lot: 1482. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. 40-39 BC. Leaded Æ As (24mm, 14.75 g, 12h). Semuncial standard. Uncertain mint in Asia; L. Atratinus, augur. Laureate head of Janus; ATRATINVS AVGVR below / Prow of galley right; ANTONIVS above, IMP below. Amandry, Bronze I pl. 17; Crawford 530/1 (citing one specimen in Paris); CRI 264; Sydenham 1254; RPC 2226; Kestner 3818; BMCRR East p. 501. Good VF, dark gray and green patina. Extremely rare. This example is in a better state of preservation than any of the illustrated examples in Amandry.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 159 (8 October 2007), lot 353.

In 40 BC Lucius Sempronius Atratinus was elected a member of the college of augurs, and in July 39 BC was appointed consul designate at the time of the treaty of Misenum. The inscription on this coin indicates that it was struck before July 39 BC.