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E-auction 408-320075 - brm_575540 - LUCIUS VERUS Denier

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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 68 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 08 February 2021 14:19:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 163
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement décentré au revers, bien centré au droit. Joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P. C


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


Reverse legend : PROV - DEOR TR P III 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 tertium Consul iterum” (La Providence des dieux, revêtu de la troisième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la deuxième fois).


Poids léger. Ce type est frappé avant les premières victoires dans le cadre de la guerre parthique.

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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