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bpv_259411 - LUCIUS VERUS Unité

LUCIUS VERUS Unité XF
95.00 €(Approx. 104.50$ | 82.65£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 161-169
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 8,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré. Beau portrait de Lucius Vérus. Joli revers à l’usure régulière. Belle patine vert olive foncé
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Obverse


Obverse description : Tête nue de Lucius Vérus à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AU KAI L AURHL OUERO, (Autokrator Kaisar Lukios Aurhlios Ouero).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Lucius Aurèle Vérus).

Reverse


Reverse description : Amphipolis drapée assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et le bras gauche, appuyé sur son siège.
Reverse legend : AMFIPOLEITWN.
Reverse translation : (d’Amphipolis).

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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