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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 470

The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.71 g, 6h). Legionary issue. Patrae(?) mint.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 470.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Roman Republican, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 000

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The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.71 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 –. Toned with some iridescence, obverse struck off center, a few light scratches. Good VF. Rare legion.

Ex Leo Benz Collection (Lanz 88, 23 November 1998), lot 878.

Legio XXIII is the highest numbered legion in Mark Antony's legionary series. It seems to have had no further history after the Actium campaign and was likely disbanded by Octavian, with its members either mustered out or entered into other legions.

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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