Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Lucius Verus / Victory Parthia

Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Lucius Verus / Victory Parthia

Code: 11813

£155.00 Approx $213.2, €181.5
 

This is an ancient Roman Silver Denarius, of Lucius Verus, minted at Rome in 166 AD 

Obverse:  L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, "Lucius Verus, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Armenians, great conqueror of the Parthians"  Head of Lucius Verus, laureate, right.

Reverse: TR P VI IMP IIII COS II, "Holder of tribunician power for the sixth time, supreme commander (Imperator) for the fourth time, consul for the second time" Victory standing right, placing a shield inscribed VIC/PAR in two lines on a palm. 

A nice example, a similar denarius is in the British Museum collection #R.14072

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 161 - 169 AD (minted at Rome in 166 AD)

SIZE: 18.4mm diameter

WEIGHT:  3.3 grams

ATTRIBUTION: (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 5359, RIC 566, RSC 279, BMC 431

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. London.