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ID:     82000961
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     M. Antonius (Marc Antony)
Date Ruled:     Autumn 32-spring 31 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Autumn 32-spring 31
Weight:     3.97 g
Die Axis:     5 h
Obverse Legend:     ANT AVG III VIR R P C
Obverse Description:     Galley right
Reverse Legend:     COHORTIVM PRAETORIARVM
Reverse Description:     CHORTIVM • PRAETORIARVM, aquila between two signa
Mint:     Patrae(?)
Primary Reference:     Crawford 544/8
Reference2:     RSC 7
Reference3:     Sydenham 1213
Reference4:     CRI 385
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=147417
Grade:     Good VF, bright surfaces, slightly off-center obverse
Notes:     Sale: CNG 82, Lot: 961 Excellent metal quality The praetorian cohorts take their name from the praetorium, or tent, of the commander. These elite troops went on campaign as the personal accompaniment of their generals. Mark Antony likely had four or more praetorian cohorts with him at Actium.