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Live auction - brm_515458 - LUCIUS VERUS Sesterce

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 310 €
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 14:31:40
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Sesterce
Date: 08-12/166
Date: 166
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 23,09 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de Lucius Vérus. Revers historiquement important. Belle patine vert noir
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de CGB (brm_229170) et de la collection du Docteur J.-M. F


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 IIII 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 sextum Imperator quartum Consul iterum/ Victoria Parthica”, (Revêtu de la sixième puissance tribunitienne et de la quatrième acclamation impériale consul pour la deuxième fois// La Victoire parthique).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

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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