Sestertius - Lucius Verus FORT RED TR POT III COS II S C; Fortuna

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 162-163
Value Sestertius = ¼ Denarius
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 24.4 g
Diameter 32 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 264058
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC III# 1345,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 2003. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 3. Antoninus Pius – Commodus (AD 138–192) (1930 reprinted edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.3.m_aur.1345
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Lucius Verus, bare, right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG

Translation:
Imperator, Caesar, Lucius Aurelius Verus, Augustus.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Lucius Aurelius Verus, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder set on globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand.

Script: Latin

Lettering: FORT RED TR POT III COS II S C

Translation:
Fortuna Redux. Tribunicia Potestate Tertia, Consul Secundum. Senatus Consultum.
Fortune that brings back (the emperor in safety), holder of tribunician power for the third time, consul for the second time. Decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 22.54–26.95 g;

Example of this type:
American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (162-163) 

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