Medallion with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 167–168


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 44 mm. Weight: 70.15 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.695

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Lucius Verus, laureate, cuirassed, partly to left, with paludamentum on right shoulder; cuirass is scaled.
LVERVSAVG ARMPARTHMAX
Reverse: Jupiter (Conservator) standing, facing, thunderbolt in right hand, sceptre in left. He holds mantle over standing togate Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.
TRPVIII IMPIIII COSIII

Provenance

By 1964: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction 24, Lucerne, April 16, 1964, lot 313 [as Sotheby auction "An Astronomer", 1906, lot 551]); purchased by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland at Hess-Leu auction 24; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 13, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour