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Denarius honouring Legio II Sabina


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A new addition to the collection. This Legio II denarius is one of the most surpising purchases I've made in a while. As can be clearly seen, it has been overstruck on a previous denarius of an uncertain legion (perhaps Legio II). I quite like overstrikes and this coin has the interesting distinction of showing a clear undertype whilst suffering minimal loss of detail.




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 II. 3.68 g, 16 mm. Crawford 544/14.


To my surprise, when I received the coin in hand it was obvious that the coin was much better in hand:

 This is the first legionary denarius I've had with such bright surfaces and fresh metal. It's almost hard to photograph/film. Needless to say, I'm very happy with it.



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