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    Marc Antony, as Imperator and Triumvir (43-31 BC). AR denarius. NGC Choice Fine. Mint moving with Antony in Greece (Athens?), 33-32 BC, obverse die signed by 'P.'  M. Junius Silanus, quaestor pro consul. ANTON AVG IMP III COS DES III V R P C, bare head of Antony right; in hair below ear, small P / [M SI]LANVS AVG / [Q] PRO COS in two lines across field. Crawford 542/1. Sydenham 1208. CRI 346. Rare! Minor surface delaminations and weakly struck to left of reverse, otherwise an attractive piece with a bold portrait of Antony.

    The carefully concealed letter "P" behind the ear of Antony's portrait represents the only plausible example of an artist's signature on a Roman Republican coin. The letter went unnoticed by numismatists for centuries before it was recognized in the early decades of the twentieth century


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