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Roman Empire

Ruler: Aelius Caesar
Reigned: 136 - 1st Jan. 138 AD
Denomination: AE Sestertius
Mint: Rome
Date of Issue: 137 AD
Obverse: Bare head right "L. AELIVS CAESAR"
Reverse: Pannonia standing facing, head left, holding standard. "PANNO/NIA S/C" across field. "TR. POT. COS. II." around outside
Reference: RCV 1214, RCVM 3981, RIC 1059
Weight: 28.1 gms
Diameter: 31.6 mm

AELIUS (Lucius Aelius Verus Caesar)

  • Lucius Ceionius Commodus was born about 104 AD, son of a Consul.
  • In 136 AD Hadrian, was 60 years old, and in failing health. Needing a successor, he adopted, Lucius Ceionius Commodus, who was given the name Lucius Aelius Verus Caesar.
  • Aelius was appointed consul in 136 AD and again the following year, then sent to Pannonia, as governor.
  • Before he could succeed, Aelius died on 1st January 138.

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