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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 771

Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. Æ Medallion (41mm, 49.93 g, 10h). Rome mint. Struck AD 168.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 771.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Roman Imperial, Bronze

Sold For $ 12 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. Æ Medallion (41mm, 49.93 g, 10h). Rome mint. Struck AD 168. L • VERVS ΛVG ΛRM PΛRTH MΛX, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / TR P VIII • IMP IIII COS III, Large figure of Jupiter, nude, standing facing, holding thunderbolt in right hand and vertical scepter in left, in the act of protecting Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus to left and right, each bareheaded and togate, standing facing, heads turned toward Jupiter. Gnecchi II, 22 (this coin referenced); MIR 18, 1040-11/38 (the obverse of this coin illustrated on pl. 1); Banti 185 (this coin illustrated and referenced); Cohen 309. Reddish-brown patina, minor roughness. Good VF. Extremely rare.

Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG XXVIII (19 June 1964), lot 376; Henry Platt Hall Collection (Part II, Glendining’s, 16 November 1950), lot 1575; Monsieur B. Collection (Ciani, 1 June 1920), lot 430; Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection (J. Hirsch XXIV, 10 May 1909), lot 1685.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.