Marc Antony Roman Silver Denarius LEG VI Ferrata 6th Legion
Original coins of this type were struck between 32-31 BC Under Marc Antony. An average legionary during this time would have recieved 225 denarii per year minus deductions for food, clothing, and arms.
Antony's 6th legion, known as 'Ferrata' or 'Ironclad' was an old Caesarian legion. They had served Antony in Greece at the battle of Philippi (as seen on HBO's 'ROME'). After Antony's defeat at Actium in 30 BC, Octavian took command of the 6th and annexed them to the Levantine provinces to guard Judaea ans Syria.
Obverse: War galley, ANT AVG (Antony Augustus); III VIR (triumvir) RPC
Reverse: Legionary eagle flanked by standards "LEG VI"
- Hot struck from PURE .999 silver
- 3.5-4g, ~18mm
- Just like the original ancient coins, each is hand struck, so allow for slight irregularity and variance from the photos
- Each coin shipped outside of Canada is marked discreetly with a tiny punch on the back making it a legal 'replica'
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