Replica of a 165 AD Rome, Lucius Verus Sestertius

Maxio C. writes: I have one coin, on whose front part law: LVERVSAVGARM PARTHMAXIRP VIIII. and represented a man with a beard and on the reverse a chariot with 4 horses to the gallop to whose guide a man with whip, and on the lower part law COS II SC. The material and is between bronze and gold the diameter and of approximately millimeters 38. I could myself be had some information on the date of the coinage and the eventual value. Thanks.

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Replica of Lucius Verus Sestertius

This coin is a modern replica of a 165 AD Rome (Imp III, PARTH MAX), Lucius Verus (161-169) Sestertius. The style and design is “not of period” and is essentially a fantasy as no known coin of Lucius Verus has these design characteristics.

This token was struck by machine, a technology that didn’t exist in the 2nd century AD. It also seems to be gold plated brass, with the plating wearing off in spots. I see that this token has been holed and repaired. I’ll guess that this piece was part of a jewelry creation that has been separated from the rest of its parts.