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Medallion with bust of Lucius Verus

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Obverse: Bust of Lucius Verus, laureate, cuirassed, partly to left, with paludamentum on right shoulder; cuirass is scaled. LVERVSAVG ARMPARTHMAX Reverse: Jupiter (Conservator) standing, facing, thunderbolt in right hand, sceptre in left. He holds mantle over standing togate Marcus Aurelius...

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Provenance

By 1964: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction 24, Lucerne, April 16, 1964, lot 313 [as Sotheby auction "An Astronomer", 1906, lot 551]); purchased by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland at Hess-Leu auction 24; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 13, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 167–168

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 44 mm. Weight: 70.15 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.695

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions