Lucius Verus (7th March AD 161 - February AD 169)

Lucius Ceionius Commodus was born on 15th December AD 130. On New Year's Day AD 138 the young Lucius was adopted as joint heir with Marcus Aurelius by Antoninus Pius. They became Rome's first co-emperors in AD 161; but Lucius died from a stroke returning from the Danubian frontier in AD 168 at the age of 38.

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Lucius Verus 'Fortuna' Sestertius 027862

Lucius Verus 'Fortuna' Sestertius
Bronze, 21.43 grams, 31.51 mm. Rome. AD 168. Obverse: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right. Reverse: TR POT VIII IMP V COS III S-C, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, FORT RED in exergue. RIC 1476; Cohen 103. Fine-good fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£75.00

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Lucius Verus 'Fortuna' Sestertius 027862
Lucius Verus 'Victory' AE As 027835

Lucius Verus 'Victory' AE As
Bronze, 12.14 grams, 26.28 mm. Rome. AD 163-164. Obverse: L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, bare head right. Reverse: TR P IIII IMP II COS II, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, S-C across fields. RIC 1392; Cohen 242; Sear 5416 var (obv. legend). Very fine. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£80.00

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Lucius Verus 'Victory' AE As 027835
Lucius Verus 'Providentia' Denarius 025165

Lucius Verus 'Providentia' Denarius
Silver, 2.26 grams, 17.96 mm. Rome. 162-163 AD. Obverse: IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG, bare head right. Reverse: PROV DEOR TR P II COS II, Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopiae. RIC 482; RSC 155; Sear (1988) 1539. Good very fine.

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