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 a Quaestor 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 supported his brother in his struggle against Octavian (Augustus) at 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. To stabilize the political environment, Octavian pardoned Lucius in 40 BC and sent him off to command Spain. He later served as consul with Publius Servilus. 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).
AU Aureus – with Marc Antony (6.54 grams)
AR Denarius – with Marc Antony