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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


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

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 163–164




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

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