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Mark Antony and Octavian, two powerful and influential men of Rome, jointly commissioned this coin during the Republican era. The athletic, idealized portraits of both men suggest power and strength, and their faces on the obverse and reverse of the…

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This coin commemorates the marriage between Roman politician Mark Antony and Octavia around 39BCE. This numismatic commemoration indicates the political significance of a marriage that united Mark Antony with the family of his friend Julius Caesar…
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