Ancient Rome Lucius Verus Fake (tourist coin) (Counterfeit) 161AD to 169AD
Lucius Verus was Roman co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius, from 161AD until his death in 169AD. Several different types of coins were made with his likeness, but this is not one of them. This coin is a large (35 mm) replica made to sell to tourists in the region of the old Roman Empire. Value is a few US dollars.
These coins appear in various shapes and sizes, including silver and gold plated versions. The plating adds nothing to value. Our secondary image shows a cast version and a struck version, with much more detail apparent on the struck piece.
Most of the time fake ancient coins are made to look like the real thing. There is an extensive database of fakes at ForumAncientCoins.com. This one, however, does not look like any genuine Lucius Verus coin. Some say the figure on the chariot is Charlton Heston of the movie Ben Hur. Could be!
, Genre: Ancient
Requested by: mark, Sat, 24-Aug-2013 04:40:11 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-May-2014 16:01:56 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 14-Aug-2015 02:45:01 GMT
Requester description: bearded bust facing right,LVERVSAVGARM to left of bust and PARTHMAXIRPV IIII on the right of bust. obverse chariot pulled by four horses facing left. underneath COS-II with SC under that.
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