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brm_911281 - LUCIUS VERUS Sesterce

LUCIUS VERUS Sesterce VF
150.00 €(Approx. 160.50$ | 126.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 163
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 24,01 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais et centré. Usure importante mais régulière. Lucius Vérus bien reconnaissable au droit. Patine marron
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES L AVREL - VERVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste, tête nue, drapé et cuirassé de Lucius Vérus à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière .
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Lucius Aurèle Verus auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR POT III COS II/ S|C// FORT RED.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) drapée, assise à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate tertium Consul iterum Fortuna Redux”, (Revêtu de la troisième puissance tribunicienne, consul pour la deuxième fois, le retour de la Fortune).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


LUCIUS VERUS

(7/03/161-02/169)

Son of Aelius, Lucius Verus, born in 130, was adopted at the same time as Marcus Aurelius by Antoninus at the express request of the dying Hadrian. During the reign of his adoptive father, he remained in the shadows and did not even receive the title of Caesar. After Antoninus' death, his half-brother immediately shared power with him, except for the titles of "Pontifex Maximus" (Grand Pontiff) and "Pater Patriæ" (Father of the Fatherland). Lucius Verus led a brilliant campaign in Armenia between 163 and 165, then against the Parthians. He married Lucille in 164 and died in February 169Lucius Aurelius Verus.

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