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Roman Empire

Ruler: Aelius Caesar
Reigned: 136 - 1st Jan. 138 AD
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Date of Issue: 137 AD
Obverse: Bare head right. "L. AELIVS CAESAR"
Reverse: Pietas standing left before altar into which she drops incense from her right hand, sceptre in left hand. "TR. POT. COS. II."
Reference: RCV 1211, RSC 54, RCVM 3976, RIC 434
Weight: 2.9 gms
Diameter: 6.9 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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