Aureus of Lucius Verus

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Acquired in 1910 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 113
collection_code
SCP
credit
Bequeathed by Mr George Salting
date_end
0164-12-31
date_start
0163-01-01
date_text
163-164 AD (made)
descriptive_line
Coin (aureus), gold, head of Lucius Verus, Roman, ca. 163-164 AD
dimensions
Diameter: 1.9 cm, Weight: 7.24 g
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
From the Salting bequest.
id
258557
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T10:53:07.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T10:53:07.000Z
latitude
41.903111
location
In Storage
longitude
12.49576
marks
'L.VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS' 'REX ARMEN DAT / TR P IIII IMP II COS II'
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold
museum_number
A.689-1910
museum_number_token
a6891910
object_number
O310882
object_type
Coin
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Gold coin. On the obverse: Inscription. Head of Lucius to right. Reverse: Inscription. Lucius Verus seated on a platform, behind him the prefect of the praetorian guard, in front soldier standing. At the foot of platform the king Sohaemus standing.
place
Rome
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This gold coin depicts the Emperor Lucius Verus, who reign the Roman Empire from 161-169 AD. The aureus was an ancient Roman gold coin, issued from around the 1st century BC up to the 4th century AD. One aureus was worth 25 silver denarii. The denarius was a small silver coin and the principal silver coin issued in the ancient Roman currency system from the late 3rd century BC until the early 3rd century AD. The use of the portrait is the most persistent and usually the most striking feature of coins of the Roman Empire. Particularly during the first three centuries of the Empire's existence (27 BC-AD 284) images of historically recorded (and some unrecorded) people appear on the majority of coins. Roman coins acted as a vehicle for the quick and wide-reaching spread of propagandic images of Imperial power, at the centre of which was the embodiment of Rome and all that its Empire stood for, the Emperor himself. Roman coins survive in very large numbers and are frequently found right across Europe, reaching the furthest corners of the Empire.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
aureus-of-lucius-verus-coin-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Aureus of Lucius Verus
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
164
year_start
163