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   ARMEN. (Armenia).  TR. P. III. COS. II. &c.--
The province personified, seated on the ground, amidst the arms of her country, sup-porting her head with the right hand, her left resting on the prow of a ship.

   The legend and type appear on a denarius of L. Verus, minted A. D. 163.--There is also a brass medallion of the same emperor, the reverse of which has TR. VIII. IMP. III. COS. III. for its legend--the type representing Verus on horse-back, followed by two soldiers; beneath the horse a prostrate enemy.  In the exergue ARMENia.---Engraved in Millin, Galerie Mythologique, T. i. pl. lxxxviii. No. 368--and in Oisclius, Num. Sel. xix. No. 7.

   This voluptuous and indolent prince, without any personal risk or exertion of his own, but solely through the valour of the legions under his brave and able general Statius Priscus, had regained Armenia from the occupation of Vologaeses II. King of the Parthians; who had himself ejected Soaemos, a prince sprung from the race of the Arsacidae.  On this account the title Armeniacus, or the Armenian (originally conferred on Nero), was assumed as a cognomen by L. Verus, and also by his senior associate in the empire, M. Aurelius.

   From these coins (says Eckhel, vii. 90) which attribute the title of Armeniacus to Verus as early as his third tribuneship, we learn that this emperor adopted the appellation sooner than M. Aurelius; for the latter is not called Armeniacus, on coins, till his 18th tribuneship, which cor-responds with the fourth of Verus.  The vessel apparently refers to some naval victory gained over the Armenians on the Euphrates.

   The type of Armenia, seated on the ground, is also seen on the coins of Aurelius.

   "To the best of my knowledge (adds the author of Doctrina) these coins are the only ones which place the titles IMP. II. and Tribu-natus III. in juxta-position."

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