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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 987. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCIUS VERUS. 161-169 AD. AV Aureus (7.32 gm). Struck 167 AD. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CONG AVG IIII TR P VII IMP IIII COS III, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae. RIC III 568 (Marcus); MIR 18, 155-12/37; BMCRE 446 (Marcus); Calicó 2128; Cohen 52. Superb EF. Attractive portrait. [See color enlargement on plate 18] ($10,000)

This issue was struck in commemoration of Verus' assumption of the consulship for the third time and was part of the donative issued for that occasion.