Lucius Antonius – Brother

Lucius Antonius

Silver Denarius Marc & Lucius

Brother of Marc Antony


Lucius Antonius was the youngest brother of Marc Antony and Gaius Antonius. Lucius, as well as other members of his family, had been loyal supporters of Julius Caesar. He even served as aQuaestor in Asia until 49 BC when he took over as Pro Quaestor in charge of the entire province. Lucius was consul in 41 BC when he became a supporter of his brother in his struggle againstOctavian (Augustus) on the instigation of his sister-in-law Fulvia, the former wife of Marc Antony.

Lucius organized unhappy farmers and landowners against Octavian who had been dispossessed by the Second Triumvirate’s unpopular land grants to veterans. Octavian, in an effort to stabilize the political environment, pardoned Lucius in 40 BC and sent him off to a command of Spain. He later served as consul, with Publius Servilus. In reality, Lucius remained an ally of his brother’s first wife, the politically involved Fulvia. This relationship with Fulvia resulted in his nickname Pietas (devoted or loyal).


Monetary System

Mints: Rome


DENOMINATIONS

AU Aureus – with Marc Antony (6.54 grams)
AR Denarius – with Marc Antony


Monetary History of the World
© Martin A. Armstrong