Mark Antony and Octavia, 40-35 BC. 'As' (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.51 g, 3 h), 'Fleet coinage', light series. M. Oppius Capito, propraetor and praefectus classis. Uncertain mint in Achaea (?), summer 37. M ANT IMP TERT COS DESIG ITER ET TER III VIR R P C Conjoined bare head of Mark Antony and draped bust of Octavia to right. Rev. [M O]PPIVS CAPITO PR[O PR PRAEF CLA]SS F C Galley sailing right; below, A and head of Medusa (?). Amandry, Bronze II, Series 2C. CRI 296. RPC I 1470. Sydenham 1268. An exceptional example of this rare type, beautifully struck on a very broad flan. Minor weakness on the reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
From a European collection, formed before 2005.