Reigned: 161-169 A.D.
|LVCIVS VERVS was born in 130 as Lucius Ceionius Commodus to Domitia Lucilla and Lucius Ceionius Commodus. His father, under the name Aelius, was adopted as Hadrian's heir in 136, but died in 138. Antoninus Pius was then made heir on condition that he adopt Marcus Aurelius and Aelius' son. After Pius died on March 7, 161, Aurelius succeeded him and he made Aelius' son his co-Augustus, under the name of Lucius Verus. Verus spent 162-166 in the east while his generals fought the Parthians, but he was consumed by vice. After a brief Danubian campaign he died in February, 169 and was deified. (From MONETA, from www.numus.com)|
Silver Denarius (18mm, 3.46g) Struck 161-162 A.D. Rome
Obv:IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG Barehead right
Obv: PROV DEOR TR P II COS II Providentia holding globe and cornucopiae
RIC IIII 482
AE 20 Caesarea, Cappadocia, AD 166
Obv: AVTOKP OVHPOC CE laureate head right
Rev KAICAPEWN T P APGAIW Mt. Argaeus with conical peak, ETE in ex.