Lucius Antonius (brother of Marc Antony)
Marc & Lucius Antony AR Denarius. Ephesus mint, 41 BC. M ANT IMP AVG III VIR R P C M NERVA PROQ P, Head of Marc Antony right / L ANTONIVS COS, head of Lucius Antony right. Cr517/5a, BMC 107, Syd 1185, Foss 52a.
Lucius Antonius was appointed Consul in 41 BC. During the absence of Marc Antony in Asia, Lucius originated what historians called the Perusinian war by exciting the people of Etruria against Octavian Caesar, who had divided their lands amongst his veteran legionaries. The Consul defended himself in Perusia against the besieging forces of Augustus and Agrippa, by whom he was taken prisoner; but he afterwards made his peace with Caesar, who then gave him the governorship of Spain.
Diameter: 18 mm
Silver plated lead free pewter, made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.
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