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Triton XXII, Lot: 1116. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $7750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. AV Aureus (20mm, 6.98 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 164. · L · VERVS ΛVG ΛRMENIΛCVS, bareheaded and cuirassed bust right / TR P IIII IMP II COS II, REX ΛRMEN/DΛT in two lines in exergue, Verus seated left on curule chair set on raised daïs with attendant standing on either side; in front of daïs to left, the Roman-appointed Armenian king, Sohaemus, standing left, raising hand to head. Cf. RIC III 511-3 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 92-12/15; Calicó 2153; BMCRE 302 (Aurelius and Verus) var. (laureate); Biaggi 955 var. (same). Good VF, lightly toned, underlying luster. Rare.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 99 (13 May 2015), lot 659.