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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 668

The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. April-May 44 BC. AR Denarius (19.5mm, 3.87 g, 8h). Rome mint; P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 668.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Roman Republican, Silver

Sold For $ 5 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. April-May 44 BC. AR Denarius (19.5mm, 3.87 g, 8h). Rome mint; P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer. Veiled head right, wearing beard; capis to left, lituus to right / Desultor (horseman who leaps from one horse to another), wearing conical cap and holding whip, right on horseback, second horse behind; palm frond and wreath to left; P SEPVLLIVS above, MACER below. Crawford 480/22; Alföldi Type XXI, 27 (A7/R4); CRI 142; Sydenham 1077; RSC 74; RBW 1689. Lightly toned, a few light scratches, peripheral striking weakness. Near EF.

From the John L. Cowan Collection. Ex Cederlind BBS 154 (31 March 2010), lot 213.

This is the first portrait issue of Mark Antony. Struck within a month or two of the assassination of Julius Caesar, Antony is shown bearded, clearly symbolic of one in mourning.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 13 May 2020 at 2 PM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

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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