MARC ANTONY & OCTAVIAN. AV Aureus (8.02 gms), Military mint traveling with Antony in Cisalpine Gaul or Italy, 43 B.C. NGC F, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5. Cr-492/1; CRI-124; Calico-108; Syd-1162. Obverse: Bare head of Mark Antony right; lituus to left; Reverse: Bare head of Octavian right. Some minor marks in the fields and a good deal of wear. Nevertheless, a <strong>RARE </strong>offering that presents two iconic ancient personas in the year following Julius Caesars assassination. Just a little over a decade after this piece was struck, the two would become mortal enemies, with Octavian defeating Antonys forces at Actium, and the latter committing suicide following the defeat. Ex: Superior (5/1989) Lot # 6232.