AR Denarius of Mark Antony
money; coins (money)
This coin was struck in a moving military mint by Mark Antony. He produced these coins to pay his soldiers. Since high production was required, copper was added, resulting in a low desire to save these coins. Since these coins were heavily circulated they are often found well worn. The obverse of this coin features galley (warship) which shows the military power they had. The reverse side of the coin an eagle with military standards on each side. The eagle represents strength and resilience and is often found on many modern coins.
Mark Antony, General of Rome
Syd 1229; Craw 544/25
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, Fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)
Silver, Copper (Metal)