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Obverse of Gold Solidus of Aelius

Concord Reverse of Gold Aureas of Aelius
Concord Reverse of Gold Aureus of Aelius

Aelius: Caesar of Hadrian 136-138

Aelius was the adoptive son and intended heir of the Emperor Hadrian.
Unfortunately, his poor health and addiction to excess meant that he died shortly before Hadrian in 138. Antoninus Pius was to succeed the throne in his place upon Hadrian’s death, but Aelius’ son Lucius Verus was adopted by Antoninus and was to rule jointly alongside Marcus Aurelius until his death in 169, whereupon Marcus Aurelius ruled alone for another 11 years.

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