Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Divus Lucius Verus / Pyre

Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Divus Lucius Verus / Pyre

Code: 12022

£225.00 Approx $301.2, €270.43
 

This is an ancient Roman Silver Denarius, of Lucius Verus, minted at Rome in 169 AD in commemoration of him.

Obverse:  DIVVS VERVS, "The divine Verus"  Head of Lucius Verus, right.

Reverse: CONSECRATIO, "Consecration" decorated funeral pyre of four tiers surmounted by quadriga 

A bold example, in VF condition.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 161 - 169 AD (minted at Rome in 169 AD)

SIZE: 18.4mm diameter

WEIGHT:  3.39 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC 596b; Coh. 58

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.