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|Ruler(s)/ Period:||Octavian and Mark Antony: 2nd Triumvirate (with Lepidus)|
|Held Office:||Moneyer: M. Barbatius Pollio. Issue Ephesus, 41 BC (if official)|
|Denomination:||Silver-plated AE (fourrée), imitating a Denarius of Antony's in the East.|
|Obverse:||Bare head of Mark Antony, right "M. ANT. IMP. AVG. III VIR. R.P.C. M. BARBAT. Q. P." (MP and AV in monogram)|
|Reverse:||Bare head of Octavian, right "CAESAR IMP. PONT. III VIR. R.P.C."|
|Reference:||RCVM 1504, *HCRI 243|
*HCRI= The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49-27 BC by David R Sear.|
"BARBAT" = M. Barbatius Pollio, one of Antony's 3 lieutenants.
"Q. P." = quaestor pro praetore (title of Barbatius).
This coin is a contemporary forgery. It was made with a copper flan covered with a thin covering of silver, before being struck. This one is in a good style and is little worn.
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