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Sestertius with bust of Lucius Verus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Lucius Verus to right. L AVRELVERVS AVGARMENIANCVS Reverse: Victory standing supporting shield on palm stump. On shield: VIC/AVG in field: S C TRPIIII IMPIICOSII

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 222 [partial]); by 1952: with A. H. Baldwin, Robert Street, London; 1952: purchased from A. H. Baldwin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 163–164

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 32.60 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1986.894

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins