Gaius Antonius – Brother

Gaius Antonius

Silver Denarius

Brother of Marc Antony
Murdered 43 BC by Brutus


Gaius Antonius was the brother of Marc Antony and Lucius Antonius. Gaius was also a devoted follower of Julius Caesar like his two brothers. Marc Antony gave Gaius the government of Macedonia to administer following the death of Julius Caesar. He unsuccessfully defended Curicta, an island in the Adriatic Sea, in 49 BC. In 44 BC, Gaius came under siege by Brutus in Apollonia during the second Civil War. He was captured in 43 BC by Brutus who had him executed, some say in revenge for the execution of Cicero.


Monetary System

Mints: Military mint


DENOMINATIONS

AR Denarius


Monetary History of the World
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