About this object

A silver denarius Marus Aurelius in honour of Divus Lucius Verus.
Obverse: Legend 'DIVVUS VERUS' around bare head of Lucius Verus.
Reverse: pyramidal crematorium of four storeys, with garlanded base, the door on second level, the apex surmounted by emperor in quadriga facing.
Roman Imperial Coinage, volume III, page 262, number 596b.
Sear Catalogue, volume II, number 5206.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Currency/Exchange; coin; denarius
  • Culture
  • Date made
    Roman (43 AD - 409 AD); December 168 AD - January 169 AD
  • Materials
    Metal; silver alloy
  • Location
    Congleton Museum,
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Cheshire: Knutsford
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    2.8 g
Object view = Archaeology
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