Medallion with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 163–164


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 62.64 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1999.591

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate bust of Lucius Verus to left.
[LAVRELVERVS]AVGARMENIACVS[IMPIITRPIIIICOSII]
Reverse: Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus in military attire, holding spears
and crowned by Victories; each emperor places a foot on a rivergod reclining
below him. Between the emperors, an Armenian captive down on one knee.

Provenance

By 1999: with Classical Cash: Ancient Coins, 210 Maple Street, Springfield, Mass. 01105; purchased by MFA from Classical Cash: Ancient Coins, December 15, 1999

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour