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E-auction 353-266673 - LUCIUS VERUS Denier

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Estimate : 130 €
Price : 77 €
Maximum bid : 85 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:16:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: septembre - décembre
Date: 165
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,35 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré éclaté et fissuré à 3h. Joli portrait, bien venu à la frappe. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : L.VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Lucius Vérus à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Verus Augustus ArmeniacusParthicus Maxiums”, (Lucius-Vérus auguste vainqueur des Arméniens grand parthique).


Reverse legend : TR P V IMP III COS II.
Reverse description : Armenia (l’Arménie) assise à droite sur des armes (bouclier, étendard, épées), les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : (Tribunicia Potestate quintum Imperator tertium Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la cinquième puissance tribunitienne et de la troisième salutation impériale, consul pour la deuxième fois).


Rubans de type 3.

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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