Roman Empire, Lucius Verus, 161-169, Aureus 163-164, Rome

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Description

Roman Empire. Lucius Verus, 161-169. Aureus 163-164, Rome. Gold 7.27 g.; 19.3 mm.
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Obverse capiton: ·L·VERVS ΛVG ΛRMENIΛCVS //
Reverse: Lucius Verus seated left on platform, between an officer on his right and a soldier on his left; before him on the ground below, Armenian king Sohaemus standing left, raising his right hand to accept the crown placed on his head by Verus. Reverse caption: TR P IIII IMP II COS II / REX ΛRMEN DΛT in exergue.

RIC: 511. Calicó: 2151.

Mint state MS 63

Comment

Splendid Aureus, well centered, vigorously struck and with pronounced reliefs, expressing the engraving in its smallest details. One can still clearly see the mint luster on this specimen which in all likelihood has circulated very little. Supplied with its old label.

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