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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 466

The Triumvirs. Mark Antony and Lucius Antony. Summer 41 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 4.02 g, 2h). Ephesus mint; M. Cocceius Nerva, proquaestor pro praetore.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 466.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Roman Republican, Silver

Estimate: $ 10 000

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The Triumvirs. Mark Antony and Lucius Antony. Summer 41 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 4.02 g, 2h). Ephesus mint; M. Cocceius Nerva, proquaestor pro praetore. Bare head of Mark Antony right; M ΛNT • I(MP) (AV)G III VIR • R • P C M (NE)RVA • PROQ • P around / Bare head of Lucius Antony right; L • ANTONIVS COS around. Crawford 517/5a; CRI 246; Sydenham 1185; RSC 2; RBW 1799. Attractive iridescent toning. Choice EF. Well struck with spectacular portraits.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 23 (19 March 2002), lot 1438; Leu 72 (12 May 1998), lot 401.

After finalizing the arrangements of the second triumvirate, Mark Antony proceeded to Ephesus, where he issued a series of coins commemorating the second triumvirate and the consulship of his younger brother, Lucius Antony, in 41 BC. M. Cocceius Nerva, a lieutenant of Mark Antony, was responsible for issuing the latter series. Lucius had risen through various offices on the coattails of his brother. As consul, he took an overtly hostile stance against the unpopular Octavian, goaded by his brother’s fiery wife, Fulvia. The war of words quickly erupted into open conflict, and Lucius Antony, with his brother’s tacit approval, began raising an army against Octavian. The young triumvir, however, recalled his friend Agrippa from Spain with several veteran legions, which besieged Lucius in the town of Perusia. Fulvia, who had raised her own soldiers at Praeneste, was unable to relieve the siege and the rebellion collapsed in February of 40 BC. Mark Antony washed his hands of the fiasco and hung his wife and brother out to dry. Octavian initially acted humanely toward the disgraced Antonians, even appointing Lucius to a magistracy in Spain. But both Lucius and Fulvia conveniently died later in 40 BC, supposedly of natural causes.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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