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

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  • Extremely Fine dated Emperor Lucius Verus Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • Struck 161/2 CE, 3.29g, RSC 155b, RIC (not listed).
  • Lucius Verus was Co-Emperor with Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
  • Rare cuirassed portrait, NOT listed 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.