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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Lucius Verus

A work made of gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

December 163-December 164, issued by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Lucius Verus right, bare
Inscribed: . L . VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Reverse: Victory stands right, half draped, placing a shield atop a palm tree
Inscribed: TRP IIII IMP II COS II

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Lucius Verus

Origin

Rome

Date

Struck 163 CE–164 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: L. VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Reverse: TR P IIII. IMP II COS II, shield inscribed VIC AVG

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 7.24 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4878

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