In 162, sent to lead the war against . spent most of the campaign in Antioch, though he wintered at and summered at Daphne, a resort just outside Antioch. Critics derided Lucius' luxurious lifestyle. He took up a mistress, enjoyed the company of actors and would "dice the whole night through." The Syrian army was said to spend more time in Antioch's open-air cafés than with their units. The war was, nevertheless, a success. Despite Lucius' minimal personal participation, he was awarded the titles Armeniacus, Medicus and Parthicus and a triumph upon his return to Rome in 166.SL76246. , p. 564, 1116; 249, M. 1396 var. (drapery not mentioned), NGC certified VG, strike 4/5, surface 2/5, lt. scrapes (4094568-014), 22.91 g, maximum 33.0 mm, 315o, Rome mint, Dec 163 - Dec 164 A.D.; VERVS - AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate right, slight drapery on left shoulder; TR P IIII - , standing facing, right, nude to the waist, both wings visible on left, frond in right, resting left on inscribed VIC / AVG in two lines set on tree, flanking in lower fields; from the Sam Mansourati Collection; ; $130.00 (€115.70)
was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian. He was the father of and , the legendary founders of Rome. In early Rome, he was second in importance only to , and the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army. Most of his festivals were held in March, the month named for him (Latin ), and in October, which began and ended the season for military campaigning and farming.RB77888. , 1379, 1109, 224, 18 78, 5376, F, , nice , 25.696 g, maximum 32.0 mm, 0o, Rome mint, Dec 163 - Dec 164 A.D.; VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate right; TR P IIII , advancing right, helmeted, nude but for cloak tied at waist and flying behind, transverse spear in right hand, over left shoulder in left hand, flanking low across ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex , ex W.C. Phillips; $90.00 (€80.10)
VF, beautiful and light turquoise RB04783.
, 1310, VF, 23.9 g, maximum 32.6 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 161 - 169 A.D.; VERVS AVG, bare-headed, right, from behind; CONCORD TR P II, , S-C across fields, and clasping ; SOLD
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