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Coins of Rome about Parthia:
Lucius Verus (A.D. 161-166)

Verus led a Parthian war from A.D. 162 to 166 with great success (but little effort on his part, according to some historians). On his return to Rome he shared his triumph with Aurelius.

TR P refers to the tribune power of the emperor, and indicates the year. It may appear on the obverse or reverse. Dating can also be done from consulships (COS) and imperatorial acclamations (IMP):

TR P V = 10th Dec 164 - 9th Dec 165
TR P VI = 10th Dec 165 - 9th Dec 166
TR P VII =
TR P VIII =
TR P VIIII =

Coins in the Name of Lucius Verus

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Catalog Denom Inscription Reverse Type

Lucius Verus  A.D. 161-166

BMC 390
BMC 391 note
aureus L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P V IMP III COS II Verus on horse galloping R brandishing javelin, man on knees being trampled
BMC 415 aureus L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VI IMP III COS II "
BMC 425
RIC3 567
aureus L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VI IMP IIII COS II "
BMC 424 aureus L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / VICT AVG TR P VI COS II Victory, wearing polos, hovering L, wings outstretched, holding open diadem with both hands
BMC 430*note aureus L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VI IMP IIII COS II Victory stand. R holding shield inscribed VIC PAR on palm tree
RIC 568
BMC 446
aureus L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / CONG AVG IIII TR P VII IMP IIII COS III Concordia (Liberalitas?) stand. L holding abacus and cornucopiae
BMC 449 aureus L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VII IMP IIII COS III Victory advancing L holding wreath and palm
BMC 475not aureus L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / FORT RED TR P VIII IMP V COS III Fortune seated L holding rudder and cornucopia; also BMC 476
BMC 480 note
RIC3 593
aureus L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VIII IMP V COS III Aequitas stand. L holding scales in R and cornucopiae in L hand
BMC 483not aureus L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VIII IMP V COS III Victory advancing L holding wreath and palm
RIC 537
BMC 381
denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P V IMP II COS II Roma standing l. holding Victory and trophy
BMC 447 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VII IMP IIII COS III Aequitas stand. L holding scales and cornucopiae
BMC 450 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VII IMP IIII COS III Victory advancing L holding wreath and palm
BMC 477 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / FORT RED TR P VIII IMP V COS III Fortune seated L holding rudder and cornucopia; also RIC 586
BMC 478 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VIII IMP V COS III Aequitas stand. front, holding scales and cornucopiae
BMC 481 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VIII IMP V COS III Aequitas stand. L holding scales and cornucopiae; also BMC 482
BMC 498 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / FORD (?) RED TR P VIIII IMP V COS III Fortune seated L holding rudder and cornucopia
RSC2 111 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / FORT RED TR P VIII IMP V COS III in exergue, Fortune seated L holding rudder and cornucopia; also RSC 111a-131a
RSC2 218 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT XIII COS III Pax stand. L holding branch and sceptre
RSC2 218a denarius O VERVS AVG ARM PTH MAX(?) / TR POT XIII COS III "
RSC2 273 denarius L VERVS AVG APM (?) PARTH MAX / TR P V IMP III COS II seated Parthian captive; also RSC 274, 274a
BMC 384 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P V IMP III COS II Parthia stand. R hands tied behind back, in front quiver, bow, shield; also BMC 385-387
RSC2 279
RIC 566
denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VI IMP IIII COS II Victory stand. inscribing VIC PAR on shield; also RSC 279a
BMC 431 denarius " Victory stand. R holding shield inscribed VIC PAR on palm tree
BMC 428 denarius " Pax stand. L holding branch and cornucopia; legend PAX in exergue
BMC 426
denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VI IMP IIII COS II Pax stand L holding branch and cornucopiae
BMC 420 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / PAX AVG TR P VI COS II Pax stand L holding branch and cornucopiae
BMC 423 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / PIETAS AVG TR P VI COS II Pietas stand L dropping incense with R hand over altar L and holding box at side in L
RSC2 286 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VI IMP III COS II seated Parthian captive; also RSC 286a, b
BMC 416 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / LIB AVG III TR P VI COS II Liberalitas stand. front, holding abacus and cornucopiae
RSC2 295 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VII IMP IIII COS III Victory walking L holding a wreath; also RSC 296a
RSC2 297 denarius " Aequitas stand. L holding scales and cornucopia
RSC2 298 denarius " Aequitas seated
RSC2 310 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VIII IMP IIII COS III Aequitas stand. L holding scales and cornucopia
RSC2 312 denarius " Victory walking L holding wreath and palm
RSC2 315 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VIII IMP V COS III Victory walking L holding wreath and palm
RSC2 316 denarius " Aequitas stand. L holding scales and cornucopia
RSC2 318 denarius " Aequitas seated seated L holding scales and cornucopaie
RSC2 325a denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VIIII IMP V COS III Aequitas seated
RSC2 339
BMC 425
denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / VICT AVG TR P VI COS II Victory turreted, flying R holding diadem in both hands; also RSC 340, 340a
RSC3 540 denarius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P V IMP III COS II Parthian seated R hands bound behind back; at feet, quiver, bow and weapons
Image sestertius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT V IMP III COS II Victory seated L flanked by S C
BMC 1271
RIC 1432
sestertius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT V IMP III COS II Parthian stand. R at base of trophy, hands tied behind back; behind, bow and quiver; in front, shield; S C [date possibly TR P VI on ANS 1995.11.438]
BMC 1271
RIC 1432
sestertius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT V IMP III COS II Parthian stand. R at base of trophy, hands tied behind back; behind and in front, shield; S C
BMC 1298 sestertius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VI IMP III COS II Parthia stand. R with trophy
BMC 1302 sestertius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VI IMP III COS II Victory stand. front, setting R hand on trophy, and holding palm
BMC 1303
RIC 1454
sestertius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / VICT AVG TR POT VI IMP III COS II Victory soaring L holding open wreath in both hands; S C
RIC 1457
BMC 1308
sestertius L VERUS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II Victory placing shield inscribed VIC PAR on palm tree flanked by S C; also RIC 1456
RIC3 1461 sestertius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VII IMP IIII COS III Victory walking L holding wreath and palm flanked by S C
RIC3 1487
   (Enlarged)
sestertius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT IMP V COS III "
BMC 1324 sestertius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VII IMP IIII COS III Victory advancing L holding wreath and palm
BMC 1341 dupondius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VIII IMP V COS III Aequitas stand. L holding scales and cornucopiae; S C
BMC 1342 sestertius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VIII IMP V COS III Victory advancing L holding wreath in R and palm in L; S C
BMC 1354*
RIC 1484
sestertius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VIIII IMP V COS III Aequitas stand. L holding scales and cornucopiae; S C
ANS
1992.123.2
sestertius
forgery
L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX IR P VIIII / COS II Jupiter driving quadriga L; S C. Also ANS 1995.61.32
BMC 1306* dupondius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VI IMP III COS II Parthia stand. R before trophy
BMC 1315 dupondius L VERUS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II Victory placing shield inscribed VIC PAR on palm tree flanked by S C
BMC 1326 dupondius L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VII IMP IIII COS III Victory advancing L holding wreath and palm
BMC 1307 as L VERUS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II Victory stand. with trophy
BMC 1330 as L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VII IMP IIII COS III three trophies
BMC 1357
RIC 1489
as L VERVS AVG PARTH MAX / TR P VIIII IMP V COS III / S C Annona stand. L holding measure (?) in R over modius on ship and oar in L
BMC 1356++ as L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR POT VIIII IMP V COS III Roma stand. L holding Victory and spear
Gn II, p. 46.14
ANS 1950.89.3
AE 39mm
medallion
L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VI IMP IIII COS II Verus stand. on platform with officer addressing troops stand. R
ANS
1980.999.25
AE 48.88g
medallion
L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX / TR P VIII IMP IIII COS III Jupiter stand. L holding sceptre in L and thunderbolt in R over M. Aurelius; to R, L. Verus, both emperors togate
ANS
1956.112.6
AE 34.72g
medallion
forgery
L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX TR P VIII / TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P Jupiter stand. R on rock receiving Victory from L. Verus stand. L with Roma
ANS
1956.112.7
AE 36.53g
medallion
forgery
L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX TR P VIIII / COS III P P "
ANS
1937.158.633
AE 33.79g
medallion
forgery
L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX TR P VIIII / TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P " ; also ANS 1980.999.26, 1980.999.27 and 1949.98.309
Catalog Denom Inscription Reverse Type

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