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brm_473064 - LUCIUS VERUS Denier

LUCIUS VERUS Denier XF
115.00 €(Approx. 126.50$ | 101.20£)
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Type : Denier
Date: août - décembre
Date: 166
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré sur un flan mince. Joli portrait. Patine grise de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection AJRR

Obverse


Obverse legend : L VERVS AVG ARM - PARTH MAX.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Lucius Vérus à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Verus Augustus Armeniacus Parthicus Maximus”, (Lucius Vérus auguste arméniaque grand Parthique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR P VI - IMP IIII COS II.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à droite, portant une bouclier rond dans lequel est inscrit “VIC/ PAR”, appuyé sur un tronc de palmier.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate sextum Imperator quartum Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la sixième puissance tribunitienne et de la quatrième acclamation impériale consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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