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432, Lot: 283. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.56 g, 6h). Legionary issue. Patrae(?) mint. Praetorian galley right / Aquila between two signa; LEG XXIII across lower field. Crawford 544/39; CRI 383; Sydenham 1246; RSC 60; RBW –. Good VF, lightly toned, weakly struck in a few areas. Rare.

From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex Roma XIII (23 March 2017), lot 695.

The highest numbered legion; supposedly higher numbers are either modern-era alterations, or possibly, die engraving errors. [Andrew McCabe]