Mark Antony and Octavia Tetradrachm

NZD $150

Description

Mark Antony and Octavia. Summer-autumn 39 BC. Silver (plated?)
Cistophoric Tetradrachm  27mm, 8.56 g,  Ephesus mint.

Head of Antony right, wearing ivy wreath; lituus below;
all within wreath of ivy and flowers Rev. Draped bust of
Octavia right above cista, flanked by coiled snakes.

RPC I 2201; CRI 262; Sydenham 1197; RSC 2.

Nearly Fine,

There appear to be illegible countermarks which may account
for the reduced weight as the coin appears to be full silver