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Coins of Rome about Parthia:
Marc Antony (38-36 B.C.)

We cannot identify any issue specifically connected with Marc Antony's disastrous Parthian campaign of 36 B.C. except, perhaps, an issue which has as reverse motif the tiara of Armenia. It most likely honors the victory of Antony's general Canidus Crassus, undertaken in the summer of 37 B.C. as a prelude to Antony's attack on Parthia the next spring. Armenia became an untrustworthy ally that later withdrew support at a critical juncture, ensuring Antony's defeat.


Coins in the Name of Marc Antony

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Catalog Denom Inscription Reverse Type

Marcus Antonius  38-36 B.C.

Cohen 19
BMCRR East 172
Crawford 539/1
CRI 297
Syd 1205, 1165a
denarius ANTONIVS AVGVR COS DES ITER ET TERT / IMP TERTIO III VIR R P C Armenian tiara, bow and arrow in saltire in background

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This page last updated 22 Apr 2008

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