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brm_573016 - LUCIUS VERUS Denier

LUCIUS VERUS Denier AU
195.00 €(Approx. 237.90$ | 173.55£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 161
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,88 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, bien centré, avec un portrait de haut relief. Agréable patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Lucius Vérus à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus”, (L'empereur Lucius Aurèle Vérus auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROV - DEOR TR P COS II.
Reverse description : Providentia (La Providence) debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Deorum Tribunicia Potestate Consul iterum” (La Providence des dieux, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, 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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