Anthony@ Octavian Triumvir Denarius

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Seller: coincollectorman (244) 100%, Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Ships to: US, Item: 174093598265 MARC ANTHONY joined the staff of JULIUS CAESAR to whom he was RELATED ON HIS MOTHERS SIDE and served with him in the conquest of central and northern GAUL. He married OCTAVIAN'S SISTER OCTAVIA. In 43 B.C.MARC ANTHONY AND OCTAVIANentered into a five year pact that conferred on them JOINT AUTOCRACY. The TRIUMVIRATE which under Roman law was a board of three officials. The two men divided the empire between them OCTAVIAN taking everything west of SCODRA (present-dayShkoder, Alb.) and ANTHONY everything east. LEPIDUS the third member of the TRIUMVIRS was allowed to keep AFRICA. This SILVER DENARIUS is a COMMEMORATIVE of that EVENT. A time when ANTHONY and OCTAVIAN were FAMILY (ANTHONY MARRIED OCTAVIAN'S SISTER OCTAVIA). This friendship ANTHONY secured by LOANING OCTAVIAN part of his army. But whenOCTAVIA was sent to ANTHONY in 35 B.C ANTHONY would not accept her because she did not come with the the total amount of troops that he once LENT to OCTAVIAN.Troops that he needed after his first military failure at PARTHIA in 36 B.C. At that point ANTHONY had officially divorced OCTAVIA. Then her brother OCTAVIAN formally broke off all ties of friendship with ANTHONY and declared war against CLEOPATRA. But at this point CLEOPATRA had already borne ANTHONY two children along with full politicaland financial support. ANTHONY established his headquarters at Ephesus, Athens, and Patras (Patrai) placing his main fleet in the gulf of Ambracia (northwestern Greece). But OCTAVIAN'S admiral AGRIPPA and OCTAVIAN himself, captured decisive points on andoff the coasts of Macedonia and Greece. But as ANTHONY lost more ground the morale of fighting forces deteriorated and his troops began to leave him and join forces with OCTAVIAN. ANTHONY'S last battle took place off ACTIUM on Sept.2, 31. When OCTAVIAN'Sfleet under AGRIPPA prevailed CLEOPATRA broke through with her 60 ships and returned to Alexandria. ANTHONY having lost the battle and the war, joined her there. When OCTAVIAN arrived first ANTHONY and then CLEOPATRA committed suicide. OCTAVIANlater became AUGUSTUS CAESAR. THE TRIUMVIRS WITH MARC ANTHONY ON OBVERSE AND OCTAVIAN ON REVERSE REPRESENTS A TIME WHEN ROMEWAS STILL A REPUBLIC AND POWER WAS SHARED. THIS WAS A TRANSITIONAL PERIOD IN ROMAN HISTORY. TO SECUREONE OF THESE ANCIENT ROMAN COINS THAT IS CHOICE VERY FINE WITH A PERFECT 5/5 STRIKE AND A SURFACE OF 2/5, WHICH IS AUTHENTIC AND N.G.C. CERTIFIED IS EVENTFUL. THE CERTIFICATION NUMBERIS 4278766-001. THE BANKERS MARK UNDER THE CHIN OF MARK ANTHONY WAS A COMMON PRACTICE USED AT THAT TIME TO DETERMINE AUTHENTICITY. THE COLLECTOR OF THIS COIN IS SEARCHING FOR RARE AUTHENTIC ANCIENT ROMAN COINS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE. (4) PICTURES OF THE COIN AND (3) PICTURES OF THE HOLDER PROVIDED. THIS COIN WILL BE SHIPPED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES REGISTERED MAIL. THIS MAIL REQUIRES SIGNATURES AT EVERY LEVEL OF TRANSMISSION. THIS IS MORE EXPENSIVE AND TAKES A LITTLE MORE TIME BUT WELL WORTH IT. Condition: CHOICE VF RARE, Cleaned/Uncleaned: Uncleaned, Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy, Certification Number: 4278766-001, Certification: NGC, Date: 43 B.C., Grade: CHOICE VF, Composition: Silver, Denomination: Denarius

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