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)
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
In 162, began war with the after Vologases IV invaded and . The Romans would be victorious but the returning army would bring back a pandemic known as the Antonine Plague. The plague would significantly depopulate the entire Roman Empire.SH53593. Silver
, 482, 155, 202, 7, cf. 5354 (TR P III), Uncirculated; , bold strike, perfect centering, blazing luster, minor , 3.273 g, maximum 18.1 mm, 180o, Rome mint, Dec 161 - Dec 162 A.D.; IMP VERVS AVG, right; TR P II , standing left, globe in right hand, in left; ex H. S. Perlin Co. (1988); SOLD
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