Marc Antony issued these silver Denarii to pay his legionary soldiers. Few ancient coins can be traced to their point of issue and use, but Antony’s Denarii can – the reverses even bear the number of the legion they were struck for. Antony’s strained alliance with Octavian (later known as Augustus) became a struggle for world supremacy when he married the famous Cleopatra and gave her Roman lands. During the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C., Antony and Cleopatra were defeated. These ancient silver coins show a war galley powered by dozens of oars, similar to the ships used in that historic sea battle. Own a genuine 2,000-year-old coin recalling the armies of this able commander that’s affordably priced!
- Material: Silver
- Product Type: Single Products