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E-auction 322-239009 - LUCIUS VERUS Sesterce

LUCIUS VERUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 70 €
Price : 38 €
Maximum bid : 52 €
End of the sale : 17 June 2019 14:28:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 08-12/166
Date: 163-164
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 23,75 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante qui reste toutefois identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [L AVREL VER]VS AVG - ARMENIACVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Lucius Vérus à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus Armeniacus”, (Lucius Aurèle Vérus auguste vainqueur des arméniens).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [TR POT IIII] - IMP [II COS II]/ S|C.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout de face tournée à droite, tenant une palme de la main droite et fixant sur un palmier un bouclier inscrit : VIC/ PAR.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate quartum Imperator iterum Consul iterum/ Victoria Augusti”, (Revêtu de la quatrième puissance tribunitienne et de la seconde acclamation impériale consul pour la deuxième fois// La Victoire auguste).

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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