Scarce NGC Roman Republic Silver Denarius, MARC ANTONY, LEGION X ISSUE,

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Seller: sarcophoguy (977) 100%, Location: Penticton, British Columbia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 143355456701 Beautiful example of the famed Marc Antony Galley denarius, minted between 32 - 31 BCto pay his legions during the civil war with the Second Triumvirate against Octavian. This issue is the coveted LEGIO X EQUESTRIS minting. The TENTH was a famed legionpersonally levied by Julius Caesar and was his most trusted legion. It featured predominantlyduring his Gallic campaign and also his invasion of Britain winning him many victories.It was eventually disbanded in 45 BC, but recalled after Caesar's assassination byLepidus and fought for the Triumvirs against Caesar's assassins completing their missionat the Battle of Philippi. Marc Antony then took command of the Legion and they fought for himduring his civil war against Octavian. This coin was minted to pay them. At the Battle Of Actium, in which Octavian was victorious against the forces of Antony andCleopatra, the remains of the Legion were taken over by Octavian.However, it would later rebel against Octavian, then the newly minted Emperor Augustus, and would be stripped of its title "Equestris", and be reformed into a new legion populatedwith members of other legions, and renamed LEGIO X Gemina. The Obverse shows the Roman galley, and has an ancient bankers marked stamped above.The Reverse depicts a Legionary Eagle between the Legion standards, LEG X in exergue. Authenticated and encapsulated by the NGC, it was given the grade "CHOICE FINE" with a4/5 for Strike and a 3/5 for Surface. To see certification info go to the verification site at ngccoin.com/certlookup/index.aspx and enter this coin's serial number 4285505-009 *Coin Capsule has also been upgraded to the Scratch Resistant Surface NOTE* This coin has NOT been removed from its permanent capsule. Some of these photographs weretaken prior to encapsulation. I combine SHIPPING. Posted with eBay Mobile Certification Number: 4285505-009, Certification: NGC, Date: 32 - 31 BC, Grade: Choice Fine, Composition: Silver, Denomination: Denarius

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