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brm_675409 - LUCIUS VERUS Sesterce

450.00 €(Approx. 522.00$ | 378.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: janvier - septembre
Date: 163
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 30,99 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré. Usure régulière. Joli portrait de l’empereur. Patine verte
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Obverse legend : IMP CAES L AVREL - VERVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Lucius Vérus à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Lucius Aurèle Verus auguste).


Reverse legend : TR POT III - C-OS 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).

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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