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Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 643. Estimate $20000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009. 
Sold For $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. AV Aureus (7.32 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 164. • L • VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / TR P IIII • IMP II COS II, Victory standing right, holding stylis in right hand, resting left hand on round shield inscribed VIC/PAR in two lines, set on palm tree. RIC III 525; MIR 18, 94-12/37; Calicó 2177 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 297/295 (for obv./rev. type). Superb EF, lustrous. High relief portrait struck from fresh dies.