Mark Antony Mark Antony & His Wife Octavia (Sister of Octavian) Silver Cistophorus (Cistophoric Tetradrachm) 28mm (11.67 grams) 12h Ephesus mint, Summer-autumn 39 B. Reference: RPC I 2202; CRI 263; Sydenham 1198; RSC 3 Certification : NGC Ancients XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5 4529310-011 M ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT, Conjoined busts of Antony, wearing ivy wreath, and Octavia, bareheaded and draped, right. III VIR R P C , Dionysus (Bacchus) standing left, holding cantharus and thyrsus, on cista between two snakes. This type was likely struck to commemorate the marriage between Mark Antony and Octavia (sister of Octavian). Octavia the Younger (69 BC - 11 BC), also known as Octavia Minor or simply Octavia , was the sister of the first Roman Emperor, Augustus (known also as Octavian), half-sister of Octavia the Elder, and fourth wife of Mark Antony.
She was also the great-grandmother of the Emperor Caligula and Empress Agrippina the Younger, maternal grandmother of the Emperor Claudius, and paternal great-grandmother and maternal great-great grandmother of the Emperor Nero. One of the most prominent women in Roman history, Octavia was respected and admired by contemporaries for her loyalty, nobility and humanity, and for maintaining traditional Roman feminine virtues. Marcus Antonius , commonly known in English as Mark Antony (Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N)(January 14, 83 BC - August 1, 30 BC), was a Roman politician and general.
As a military commander and administrator, he was an important supporter and loyal friend of his mother's cousin Julius Caesar. After Caesar's assassination, Antony formed an official political alliance with Octavian (the future Augustus) and Lepidus, known to historians today as the Second Triumvirate. The triumvirate broke up in 33 BC.Disagreement between Octavian and Antony erupted into civil war, the Final War of the Roman Republic, in 31 BC. Antony was defeated by Octavian at the naval Battle of Actium, and in a brief land battle at Alexandria.
He and his lover Cleopatra committed suicide shortly thereafter. His career and defeat are significant in Rome's transformation from Republic to Empire. The item "MARK ANTONY & OCTAVIA 39 BC Ephesus Authentic Ancient Roman Silver Coin NGC XF" is in sale since Thursday, November 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Republic (300 BC-27 BC)".The seller is "victoram" and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.