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brm_403427 - LUCILLA As

LUCILLA As XF/VF
200.00 €(Approx. 222.00$ | 180.00£)
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Type : As
Date: c. 164-166
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,60 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan très épais. Portrait remarquable. Usure plus marquée au revers. Patine marron foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : LVCILLAE AVG - ANTONINI AVG F.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Lucille à droite avec un petit chignon ramené derrière la tête (L).
Obverse translation : “Lucillæ Augustæ Antonini Augusti Filia”, (À Lucille augusta fille d'Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VES-TA/ S|C.
Reverse description : Vesta voilée et drapée debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite un simpulum au-dessus d'un autel allumé et de la gauche le palladium.
Reverse translation : “Vesta”, (Vesta).

Commentary


La légende de droit est au datif de dédicace.

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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