Lucius Verus

Lucius Verus 161 – 169 A.D.

Sharing the title of Augustus with his brother Marcus Aurelius, history records Verus in a less-than-glowing light. Although an intelligent and handsome man, he didn't seem much interested in political or military affairs. Going through the motions, he followed his war generals who did the dirty work while it was noted he enjoyed a hedonistic lifestyle on the road complete with a traveling theater and frequent banquets to entertain him. It was on the return of one of these battles that he died after a stroke. Consensus holds that his greatest accomplishment was, unflatteringly enough, that he delegated...

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Lucilla c.149 – 182 A.D.

Lucilla was the wife of Lucius Verus. After his death she remained influential through the marriage of a senator. In 182 a plot to overthrow Commodus was uncovered in which she played a role and she was subsequently banished to the island of Capri. Fearing that this might not be enough to prevent any future plans of the sort, Commodus had her executed shortly afterwards.   AU Aureus RIC 783 (Marcus Aurelius), C 69 Aureus Obv: LVCILLAEAVGANTONINIAVGF - Draped bust right. Rev: VENVS - Venus standing left, holding apple and scepter. $3,130 5/22/02. RIC 790 (Marcus Aurelius),...

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