Dupondius with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 166


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.36 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.484

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Lucius Verus, radiate, right.
LVERVSAVGARM PARTHMAX
Reverse: Victory standing, head right, holding palm in right hand and setting left on round shield placed on trunk of palm tree.
TRPOTVI IMPIIIICOSII S C (left and right in field)
VIC / PAR (on shield)

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 195, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour