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brm_625464 - LUCIUS VERUS Denier

LUCIUS VERUS Denier AU
200.00 €(Approx. 242.00$ | 176.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 164
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,14 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Joli buste de Lucius Verus. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : L. VERVS AVG - ARMENIACVS.
Obverse description : Buste cuirassé tête nue de Lucius Vérus à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (B°4).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Verus Augustus Armeniacus”, (Lucius Vérus auguste vainqueur des Arméniens).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR P IIII - IMP II COS II.
Reverse description : Mars casqué, vêtu militairement debout à droite, tenant une haste de la main droite et appuyé de la main gauche sur son bouclier.
Reverse translation : Tribunicia Potestate quartum Imperator iterum Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la quatrième puissance tribunitienne et 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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