Lucius Verus, 161-169

Lucius Verus, 161-169

Lucius Aurelius Verus (15 December 130 – 169; born Lucius Ceionius Commodus; after his adoption by Hadrian he became Lucius Aelius Commodus; after another adoption by Antoninus Pius he became Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus) was the co-emperor of Rome with Marcus Aurelius from 161 until his own death in 169.

He was raised in Rome. As a prince and future emperor, Verus received a careful education. He was an excellent student, fond of writing poetry and delivering speeches.

During his reign, the Roman Empire defeated a revitalized Parthia in the east. And on the Danubian border invaded the Marcomanni the Roman territory. This attack resulted in a war that lasted for over ten years, but Verus didn't see the end of it. He was deified after his death by the Roman Senate as the Divine Verus.

His coins bear - either denarii or sestertii - mainly military types to show his prowess on the field of battle.

 


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Roman Empire, Lucius Verus, 161-169, AR Denar

Obv.Laur. head r.

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Roman Empire, Lucius Verus, 161-169, AE Sestertius, 168-169

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Roman Empire, Lucius Verus, 161-169, AR Denar, 163-164

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