Antony and Octavian

The Battle of Actium was the decisive confrontation in the final civil war of the Roman Republic. Marc Antony betrayed the Romans by siding with Queen Cleopatra of Egypt against Octavian’s forces who represented Rome’s interests.  Octavian triumphed.  This front of the coin depicts the bust of Marc Antony (left) and the reverse depicts the bust of Octavian (right) prior to the dissolution of their alliance







 Denarius of Antony and Octavian       Silver                                                     40 – 39 B.C.E.                                       2015.16.0354                                     Gift of Ron D’Argenio