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RIC Volume III - Lucius Verus (161-169 AD)


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 161-December 162, Rome
IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG
Bare head right
PROV-DEOR TR P II COS II
Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.36g
RIC III, 482 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 161-December 162, Rome
IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG
Bare head, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PROV DEOR TR P II COS II
Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.43g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 482 - Marcus Aurelius)

Note: RIC 482 listed as bare head, bust right with no cuirass


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 161-December 162, Rome
L . VERVS AVG
Bare head, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PROV-DEOR TR P II COS II
Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.38g
RIC III, 485 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Roman Imperial, Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 162-Autumn 163, Rome
IMP L VERVS AVG
Bare head right
PROV-DEOR TR P III COS II
Providentia standing facing, head left, globe upward in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 2.69g
RIC III, 491 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, Autumn-December 163, Rome
L . VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Bare head right
TR P III . IMP II COS II
Armenia seated left on ground, surrounded by arms, supporting chin with right hand, standard with banner waving in wind in background to left
18mm x 19mm, 3.43g
RIC III, 505 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 163-December 164, Rome
L . VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Bare head right
TR P IIII IMP II COS II
Armenia seated left on ground, surrounded by arms, supporting chin with right hand, standard with banner waving in wind in background to left
ARMEN in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 3.22g
RIC III, 509 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 163-December 164, Rome
L VERVS AVG-ARMENIACVS
Bare head, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
TR P IIII-IMP II COS II
Mars standing right, transverse spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield
17mm x 18mm, 3.35g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 514 - Marcus Aurelius)

Note: RIC 514 listed as laureate, cuirassed bust right


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 164-August 165, Rome
L VERVS AVG-ARMENIACVS
Laureate head right
TR P V-IMP II COS II
Roma walking left, Victory in right hand, trophy in left over shoulder
18mm x 19mm, 3.19g
RIC III, 537 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)

Note: Although RIC describes Roma as standing left, I think this is simply an error in the description.


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, August-December 165, Rome
L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head right
TR P V . IMP III COS II
Parthian captive, bound, seated right on ground, quiver, bow and shield at right
17mm x 19mm, 3.23g
RIC III, 540 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Roman Imperial, Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 165-Summer 166, Rome
L VERVS AVG ARM-PARTH MAX
Laureate bust right
PAX-AVG TR P VI COS II
Pax standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 20mm, 3.09g
RIC III, 555 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Divus Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, After January 169, Rome
DIVVS-VERVS
Bare head right
CONSE_CRATIO
Eagle standing right, head upward left
18mm x 19mm, 3.46g
RIC III, 596a (Marcus Aurelius) (S)


Divus Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, After January 169, Rome
DIVVS-VERVS
Bare head right
CONSE_CRATIO
Four-tiered funeral pyre, decorated with garlands and statues, surmounted by Lucius Verus in a quadriga
17mm x 19mm, 3.41g
RIC III, 596b (Marcus Aurelius) (S)
Ex Jonathan Kern, MidAmerica show, June 2005


Lucius Verus, Orichalcum Sestertius, December 163-December 164, Rome
L AVREL VERVS-AVG ARMENIACVS
Laureate head right
TR P IIII-IMP II COS II
Mars walking right, trophy in left hand over shoulder, transverse spear in right
S | C across fields
32mm x 35mm, 27.22g
RIC III, 1379 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)

Consignor notes: VF/Fine.

Imitations


Imitation of Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, muled with Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius
IMP L AVREL-VERVS AVG
Laureate head right
CONCORD AVG TR P XVI
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, resting left arm on statue of Spes, cornucopiae under seat COS III in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.13g

Mule of Lucius Verus obverse legend used from March 161-Autumn 163 and Marcus Aurelius, RIC III, 33-37 minted during Dec 161-Dec 162