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161 NGC XF Lucius Verus Roman Empire Denarius Providentia Rare Portrait (19102602C)

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  • Dated Roman Empire denarius, 3.29g, 161/2 CE,  RSC 155b, RIC --.
  • Lucius Verus, Co-Emperor with Marcus Auelius.
  • Rare cuirassed portrait, NOT in RIC.
  • Certified by NGC to XF.
  • Obverse: IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG, cuirassed head right.
  • Reverse: PROV DEOR TR P II COS II, Providentia standing left holding globe and cornucopia.
  • Providentia was the divine personification of the ability to foresee and make provision. She was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the Imperial cult of ancient Rome. Providentia thus figures in art, cult, and literature.