MARC ANTONY AND OCTAVIAN SILVER DENARIUS – EXCEPTIONAL DUAL PORTRAIT ISSUE OF M BARBATIUS POLLIO – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERATORIAL COIN (Inv. 15985)
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. MARC ANTONY AND OCTAVIAN.
Silver Denarius, 3.54 g., 18 mm., minted by M Barbatius Pollio
Obv. M ANT IMP AVG IIIVIR R P C M BARBAT Q P, bare head of Marc Antony right.
Rev: CAESAR IMP PONT IIIVIR R P C, bare head of Octavian right.
Crawford 517/2; Sydenham 1181; Cohen 8.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5, an exceptional coin with exquisite portraits of Antony and Octavian, the last two great adversaries in the Civil War that created the Roman Empire with Octavian emerging victorious and becoming Augustus, the first emperor.