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Denarius of Lucius Verus

I was asked by the finder, John Garner, to provide a full ID and a valuation on this coin. It’s a Roman denarius, which turned up very recently.

The coin was struck for Lucius Verus, whose dates are 161 to 169 AD. On the obverse is the laureate head of the emperor and a legend reading L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX. On the reverse the seated personification of Parthia has bound hands and in front is a bow, quiver and a shield; the legend on this side reads TR P V IMP III COS II.

In volume II of David Sear’s Roman Coins and Their Values denarii of this type are listed as number 5358. They were struck at Rome during 165 AD.


Lucius Verus isn’t one of the most common emperors but neither is he particularly scarce.  The obverse of this denarius would grade about VF but is dark in colour. The reverse would grade only Fine. In its present condition the coin should be worth around £70 to a collector of Roman silver coins.

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