Lucius Verus

161 - 169 A.D.

Sharing the title of Augustus with his brother Marcus Aurelius, history records Verus in a less-than-glowing light. Although an intelligent and handsome man, he didn't seem much interested in military affairs even though the empire was racked with constant wars on all fronts. Going through the motions, he followed his war generals who did the dirty work while it was noted he enjoyed a hedonistic lifestyle on the road complete with a travelling theater and frequent banquets to entertain him. It was on the return of one of these battles that he died after a stroke.

AR Denarius

RIC 447, Cohen 21 AR Denarius Obv: IMPLAVRELVERVSAVG - Bare head right.
Rev: CONCORDAVGTRP - Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting elbow atop a cornucopia used as an arm of the chair she sits.


RIC 463, Cohen 144 AR Denarius Obv: IMPLAVRELVERVSAVG - Bare head right
Rev: PROVDEORTRPCOSII - Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia.


RIC 463v, Cohen 144 AR Denarius Obv: IMPLAVRELVERVSAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVDEORTRPCOSII - Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia.


RIC 482, Cohen 155 AR Denarius Obv: IMPLAVRELVERVSAVG - Bare head right.
Rev: PROVDEORTRPIICOSII - Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia. Lot sold for $48 3/11/02.


RIC 491, Cohen 156 AR Denarius Obv: IMPLVERVSAVG - Bare head right.
Rev: PROVDEORTRPIIICOSII - Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia. Lot sold for $56 12/15/01.


RIC 501, Cohen 6 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMENIACVS - Bare head right.
Rev: TRPIIIIMPIICOSII - Armenia captive, seated left supporting chin with right hand; behind her, left, standard and weapons on ground.


RIC 514, Cohen 228 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMENIACVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPIIIIIMPIICOSII - Mars standing right, holding spear and shield.


RIC 529, Cohen 263 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMENICACVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPVIMPIICOSII - Mars standing right, holding spear and leaning on shield. Lot sold for $42 12/15/01.


RIC 537, Cohen 270 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMENIACVS - Laureate head right
Rev: TRPVIMPIICOSII - Roma walking left, holding Victory and trophy. Lot sold for $43 11/6/01.


RIC 540, Cohen 273 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right
Rev: TRPVIMPIIICOSII - Parthian seated right with hands bound behind back, at feet quiver, bow and weapons. Lot sold for $20 11/4/01.


RIC 548, Cohen 286 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPVIMPIIICOSII - Captive bound and facing the right. Lot sold for $70 12/17/01.


RIC 555, Cohen 127 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right.
Rev: PAXAVGTRPVICOSII - Pax standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopia.


RIC 561, Cohen 126 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right
Rev: TRPVIIMPIIIICOSII - Pax standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopia.


RIC 566, Cohen 279 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPVIIMPIIIICOSII - Victory standing right holding palm and a shield atop a palm tree inscribed with VIC/PAR.


RIC 578, Cohen 310 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPVIIIIMPIIIICOSIII - Aequitas seated left, holding scales and cornucopia.


RIC 586, Cohen 111 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTREDTRPVIIIIMPV - Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia.


RIC 595, Cohen 318 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMPARTHMAX - Laureate head right.
Rev: TRPVIIIIMPVCOSIII - Aequitas seated left, holding scales and cornucopia.


RIC 596b (Marcus Aurelius), Cohen 58 AR Denarius, Posthumous Obv: DIVVSVERVS - Bare head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO - Funeral pyre decorated with drawings and garlands. Lot sold for $59 12/17/01.


VM13, Cohen 220 AR Denarius Obv: LVERVSAVGARMENIACVS; Bare head right.
Rev: TRPIIIIMPIICOSII; Captive Armenia (Armenian) seated left. Vexillum and shield before, bow and quiver behind.


Sestertius

Cohen 29 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESLAVRELVERVSAVG; Head laureate right.
Rev: CONCORDAVGVSTORTRPCOSII S C; Standing togate figures of Marcus and Verus clasping right hands and holding rolls in left.