Mark Anthony
Second Triumvir, 43-33 B.C.
Silver Denarius
Traveling legionary mint
Obv: ANT AVG / IIIVIR RPC - Galley
Rev: LEG XIX - Legionary eagle between two standards
17mm, 3.4g.

Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony is one of the most famous names in Western history. His love affair with Cleopatra is legendary, and he is a central character in Shakespear’s play Julius Caesar. Unfortunately, his abilities as a general are less than legendary. Although a competent tactician, he tended to overestimate his strength and abilities, which ultimately led to disastrous misjudgements after the death of Julius Caesar. He was finally defeated by Octavian Augustus in a famous battle at Actium.