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brm_538397 - LUCILLA As

LUCILLA As VF
80.00 €(Approx. 97.60$ | 68.80£)
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Type : As
Date: c. 166-169
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,52 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, faible sur la légende au droit. Beau buste de Lucille. Frappe molle au revers. Belle patine verte
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Obverse


Obverse legend : LVCILLA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Lucille à droite avec un petit chignon ramené derrière la tête (L).
Obverse translation : “Lucilla Augusta”, (Lucille augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : HIL-A-RITAS/ S|C.
Reverse description : Hilaritas (la Joie) debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant une longue palme de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Hilaritas”, (La Joie).

Commentary


Type beaucoup plus rare avec la légende courte au droit..

Historical background


LUCILLE

(182) Annia Lucilla

Augusta (161-169)

Lucille was born in 149, was married by her father Lucius Verus in 164. She may have received the title of Augusta from 161. After the death of her husband in 169, she married Pompeianus, an old senator, friend of Marcus Aurelius. When Commodus succeeded his father, he honored his sister, but Lucille plotted against him. She was exiled to Capri, and performed 182.

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