Sestertius with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 163–164


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 23.69 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.2135

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Lucius Verus, laureate, right.
LAVRELVERVSAVG ARMENIACVS
Reverse: Emperor seated on platform left placing diadem on King Sohaemus standing at left. Three officers stand on platform behind and beside emperor.
TRPIIII IMPIICOSII REXARMEN / DAT (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1896: Boyne Collection, Sale, 1896, lot 834; by 1964: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour