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E-auction 343-257476 - LUCIUS VERUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 30 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 14:31:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 08-12/166
Date: 167
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 23,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante. Beau droit. Patine foncée de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vieille collection française dispersée à Pont-Audemer le 3 juin 2019, avec son étiquette d’époque


Obverse legend : L. VERVS AVG - ARM PARTH MAX.
Obverse description : Tête lauré de Lucius Vérus à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Lucius Verus Augustus Armeniacus Parthicus Maximus”, (Lucius Vérus auguste arménaique grand Parthique).


Reverse legend : [TR POT.] VII - IMP IIII COS III/ S|C.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestas septimus Imperator quartus Consul tertius”, (Revêtu de la septième puissance tribunitienne et de la quatrième acclamation impériale consul pour la troisième fois).


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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