Marcus Licinius Crassus, often called the richest man in Rome, was a member of the First Triumvirate with Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great. In 71 BC, he defeated the slave revolt led by Spartacus (the Third Servile War), crucifying some 6000 survivors along the Appian Way (though Pompey managed to steal the credit). Crassus was the governor of Syria until 53 BC, before being killed by the Parthians during the truce negotiations following his army's defeat in the Battle of Carrhae. According to Plutarch, Crassus’s head was brought to the Parthian emperor Orodes II and used as a prop in a theatrical production staged for the king’s amusement. According to another account, the Parthians had molten gold poured inside his mouth, to symbolize his greed for wealth. Cassius Longinus (later the famous assassin of Caesar), who had abandoned the campaign early on, escaped to Syria, which he was able to defend against the Parthian counterattack. Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus right Reverse: (A)NTIOXEΩ(WN) THΣ (MHT)POΠOΛE(ΩΣ). Zeus seated left, date IΓ in ex.