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Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 233. Estimate CHF10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF16000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. Aureus (Gold, 18mm, 7.29 g 6), Rome, 163-164. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right, seen from behind. Rev. TR P IIII IMP II COS II Victory standing right, inscribing VIC / AVG on round shield affixed to a palm tree. BMC 296. Calicó 2177. Cohen 247 var. RIC 525. Very attractive and beautifully struck. Virtually as struck.

From an American collection, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 59, 4 April 2011, 1027 and from the collection of P. Leitão, J. Vico 122, March 2010, 339.