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
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.
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