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Live auction - brm_501239 - LUCIUS VERUS Aureus

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Estimate : 2 800 €
Price : 1 800 €
Maximum bid : 2 005 €
End of the sale : 04 June 2019 15:08:56
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Aureus
Date: janvier - septembre
Date: 165
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2ème
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan ovale et irrégulier avec un buste de haut relief à l’usure régulière. Nombreux coups sur la tranche. Exemplaire ayant été monté et laissant ainsi apparaître des traces de montures sur la tranche
Catalogue references :
C.268 - RIC.535 - BMC/RE.379 - Cal.2181 - RCV.5339
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente i-numis de décembre 2009, lot 58 et de la Collection R. P


Obverse legend : .L VERVS AVG - ARMENIACVS.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé tête nue à droite de Lucius Vérus à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : Lucius Verus Augustus Armeniacus”, (Lucius Vérus auguste vainqueur des Arméniens).


Reverse legend : TR P V - IMP II COS II.
Reverse description : Rome marchant à gauche, un trophée sur l’épaule gauche et tenant une victoire de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate quintum Imperator iterum Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la quatrième puissance tribunitienne de la deuxième acclamation impériale consul pour la deuxième fois).

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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