Cilicia, Tarsus, Commodus and Annius Verus, Caesars, 166-169/70 and 166-177. Hemiassarion Ae 18. Rare.

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Cilicia. Tarsus. Commodus and Annius Verus, Caesars, 166-169/70 and 166-177. Hemiassarion Ae 18 mm. 3.5 gm. Obv: ΚΟΡΟΙ СЄΒΑСΤΟΥ Bare-headed and draped busts of Annius Verus and Commodus, both youthful, facing each other; between them below, caduceus and club. Rev: TAP-COY / MHTPOΠO/ΛЄOC Dekastyle temple with eagle on pediment; on architrave, KOINON KIΛIKIAC. RPC IV online 5035. SNG Paris 1455-1457. Rare. Marcus Annius Verus Caesar (c 162 – September 10th, 169 AD) was the first son born of thirteen children with his wife Faustina. In 166, he was made his father’s first heir and named Caesar at the age of five. On September 10th, 169AD, he died of natural causes in Rome. His death resulted in his brother Commodus becoming his father’s heir and later successor.