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ID:     803873
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Lucius Verus
Date Ruled:     AD 161-169
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Aureus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 163-164
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     7.12 g
Die Axis:     5 h
Obverse Legend:     ● L ● VERVS AVG_ARMENIACVS
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Reverse Legend:     TR P IIII ● IMP II COS II / VIC/AVG
Reverse Description:     Victory half-draped standing right, placing on palm tree a shield inscribed VIC/AVG
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     RIC III 0525
Reference2:     Calico 2177 (same dies)
Reference3:     MIR 018, 94-12/37
Reference4:     BMCRE 296 note; Cohen 525
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=117840
Grade:     Superb EF
Notes:     Between AD 162 and 166, Lucius Verus was in the East overseeing the campaign against Parthia, in which the Romans sought to recover their control of Armenia from them. In AD 163, the Roman general Statius Priscus attacked the Parthian forces and quickly destroyed their stronghold of Artaxata. To complete the process, Priscus installed the pro-Roman Sohaemus on the Armenian throne, thereby once again insuring a Roman buffer against the Parthian Empire. For this achievement, Verus received the cognomen Armeniacus, a title granted not because of any command in the field, but as the operations commander-in-chief