AU Lucius Verus Aureus 161-169 A.D.(7.27g)
Rome mint 164 A.D.
O: L VERUS AUG ARMENIACUS; Bust r.; BM-300; C-158 (100 FR)
R: Verus, togate man and soldier on platform, Sohaemus standing on ground before receiving diadem from Verus; TRP IIII IMP II COS II; in ex., REX ARMEN DAT
G: "Lovely high relief. Luxuriant curly hair." FDC
S: Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.
"During the construction of the Benedictine monastery of Sant Anselmo on mount Aventin in Rome a hoard of aurei of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus was unearthed in 1893; the total number of coins found is uncertain, there could have been as many as 300-400 aurei, many of them fresh as struck. 45 coins were acquired by the Medagliere del Vaticano, the majority of the hoard went to the trade." -Baldwin's Auctions catalog 1/7/09