zadie Posted December 14, 2022 · Member Share Posted December 14, 2022 Managed to snag my first legionary denarius at Aquila on biddr a few weeks back. I felt I was lowballing it when placing my bid but seems like there wasn't much interest considering I won! However, not all was well. I noticed when the coin arrived that a small edge chip had occurred. The damage was not on the picture supplied by the auction house so I have to presume that it happened during shipping. Very unfortunate but I think I'll just have to live with it. Mark Antony. LEG XXII (H264 + mp3).mp4 Mark Antony. Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. AR Denarius. Legionary issue. Patrae(?) mint. Praetorian galley right, ANT·AVG·III·VIR·R·P·C / Aquila between two signa; LEG XXII. 3.2 g, 17.5 mm. Crawford 544/38. Before becoming a formal legion, Legio XXII Deiotariana was originally an army raised by the Galatian king Deiotaros. Having become a staunch Roman ally after Pompey's interventions in Asia Minor during the Third Mithridatic war, Deiotaros' force was later incorporated into the Roman army as the Legio XXII Deiotariana. The 22nd would balloon to the size of approximately three legions and remain active in Roman Asia up to the civil war. During which it defended the province from a Pontic invasion led by Pharnaces II. Fighting at the disastrous Battle of Nikopolis, the 22nd would suffer immense casualties and would subsequently be reformed with the strength of just a single legion. The 22nd is later recorded as being present at the decisive Battle of Zela, in which the Pontic forces were utterly defeated with Pharnaces fleeing shortly after. 19 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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