Sestertius of Lucius Verus (161 – 169 AD)


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Sestertius of Lucius Verus, co-regent of Emperor Marus Aurelius. Obverse head to the right, L(ucius) VERVUS AUG(ustus) ARMENIACUS.

Reverse TR(ibunicia) P(otestate) III IMP(erator) II CO(n)S(ul) II, in field below S(enatus) C(onsulto), between them Victoria writing VIC(toria) AUG(usta) on a shield hanging from a palm tree.

Lucius Verus led a successful campaign between 162 and 166 against the Parthians, who had occupied Roman territories in Armenia in 161 AD. In 163 AD they had already been driven out of Armenia again.

Brass sestertius, diameter 34 mm, minted between 164 AD in Rome. Replica in brass.


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