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E-auction 488-399011 - brm_417583 - LUCIUS VERUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 93 €
Maximum bid : 110 €
End of the sale : 22 August 2022 14:11:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 165-166
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,53 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré à l’usure importante, de frappe molle des deux côtés. Jolie patine vert foncé et sable
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Obverse legend : L VERVS AVG - ARM PARTH MAX.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Lucius Vérus à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Verus Augustus Armeniacus Parthicus Maximus”, (Lucius Vérus auguste vainqueur des Arméniens grand parthique).


Reverse legend : TR POT VI. - IMP III COS II/ S|C.
Reverse description : Un captif parthe assis à droite au pied d’un trophée, le tenant de ses deux mains.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate sextum Imperator tertium Consul iterum”, (Revêtu de la sixième Puissance Tribunitienne et de la troisième acclamation impériale Consul pour la deuxième fois).


Poids très léger.

Historical background

Lucius 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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