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E-auction 390-302379 - LUCIUS VERUS Assarion

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 77 €
Maximum bid : 119 €
End of the sale : 05 October 2020 14:58:30
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Assarion
Date: c. 161-169
Mint name / Town : Magydos, Pamphylie
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,30 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Lucius Vérus (O*).
Obverse legend : AU KAIS L AUR OUHROS.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Lucius Aurélius Vérus).


Reverse description : Athéna nicéphore casqué et drapée, debout à gauche, tenant une petite Niké de la main droite et une javeline de la main gauche ; derrière, un bouclier à ses pieds.
Reverse legend : [K] MA[GU]-DEWN.
Reverse translation : (de Magydus).


Seulement trois exemplaires sont recensés dans la base RPC. online.

Historical background

Lucius Verus

(7/03/161-02/169) Lucius Aurelius Verus

Son of Aelius Lucius Verus, born in 130, was passed along by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus at the express request of Hadrian dying. During the reign of his adoptive father, he remains in the shadows and not even given the title of Caesar. After the death of Antoninus, his half-brother immediately share power with him, except the titles of "Pontifex Maximus" (supreme pontiff) and "Pater patriae" (father of the country). Lucius Verus led a brilliant campaign in Armenia between 163 and 165, then against the Parthians. He married Lucille 164. He died in February 169.

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