Sestertius with bust of Divus Lucius Verus, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 169


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 23.95 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1069

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Divus Lucius Verus to right.
DIVVS VERVS
Reverse: Lucius Verus in covered quadriga to left, drawn by elephants, each ridden by a driver (mahout).
CONSECRATIO in exergue: SC

Provenance

By 1961: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley, California; October 11, 1961: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 288- (this is the total price for 61.1068–61.1072)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour