Roman Imperators, Mark Antony and Julius Caesar - A Political Friendship

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After the War of Mutina, Antony and Lepidus entered into an autocratic pact with Octavian, the Second Triumvirate. Antony struck these coins in this new atmosphere of cooperation to emphasise and remind the people of his former station as Caesar’s right hand man - a shrewd publicity tactic at once connecting himself to the memory of the people’s beloved dictator and subtly suggesting himself superior to his colleagues in prestige.

Mark Antony and Julius Caesar AR Denarius. Military mint travelling with Antony in Cisalpine Gaul, November 43 BC. Bare head of Mark Antony right; lituus behind; M•ANTON•IMP•R•P•C before / Wreathed head of Julius Caesar right; capis behind; CAESAR•DIC before. Crawford 488/2; Sydenham 1166; Kestner 3712; BMC Gaul 56; RSC 3. 3.91g, 17mm, 1h.

Extremely Fine. A superb example of this sought after type, in excellent condition and of good style.