Lucius Verus - Augustus of Imperium Romanum from 161 to 169
Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus was the co-emperor of Rome with his adoptive brother Marcus Aurelius from 161 until his own death in 169.

Lucius Verus was the first-born son to Avidia Plautia and Lucius Aelius Caesar, the first adopted son and heir of Roman Emperor Hadrian.

When his father died in early 138, Hadrian chose Antoninus Pius as his successor, on the condition that Verus and Hadrian’s great-nephew Marcus Aurelius be adopted by Antoninus as his sons and heirs.

Lucius Verus married Lucilla - the daughter of his co-emperor Marcus Aurelius - and spent most of his time campaigning alongside Marcus Aurelius, until he died in 169 of either food poisoning or smallpox (the Antonine Plague).
Lucius Verus
Emperor Lucius Verus of the Roman Empire

(1) Lucius Verus 161-169 AD
AE unit Ancyra
Obverse: laureate head right; AVTO__Λ OVHPOC
Reverse: star in crescent; ANKVΡANΩN
Ref: Arslan "Galatya.." B33 corr. (obv l...
(2) Lucius Verus 163 AD
Obverse: IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG
Reverse: PROV DEOR TRP III COS II, Providentia standing left, holding globe & cornucopiae
Ref: RIC491 SEAR5354
(3) Lucius Verus AD 161
Obverse: IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG, bare head right.
Reverse: PROV DEOR TR P COS II, Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopiae.
Ref: RIC 463 (Aurelius); RSC 144; BMCRE...
(4) Lucius Verus 161-169 AD
Obverse: Cuirassed bust right with paludamentum; IMP L AVRELIVS AVG COL IVL__AVG
Reverse: Wreath; NI / CO
Ref: RPC IV online 5824.
(5) Lucius Verus 164 AD
Obverse: bare head right; L VERUS ARMENIANCVS
Reverse: Mars standing half right, wearing helmet and cuirass, holding spear and resting hand on shield; TR P IIII IMP II COS II
Ref: SRCV III 5355, RIC III 515, RSC II ...
(6) Lucius Verus 161 - 169 AD
AR Denarius Unknown mint
Obverse: IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG
Reverse: CONCORD AVG TR P XVI / COS III
Ref: None provided
(7) Lucius Verus 161 AD
Obverse: IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG, Bare head of Verus facing right
Reverse: PROV DEOR TR P COS II, Providentia standing facing, head left, holding globe and cornucopia
Ref: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 463; RSC 14...