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Live auction - brm_736878 - LUCILLA Aureus

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Estimate : 25 000 €
Price : 16 000 €
Maximum bid : 17 300 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 15:22:43
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Aureus
Date: 166-169
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,37 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Buste de toute beauté. Revers de haut relief, finement détaillé. La monnaie a conservé son brillant de frappe et son coupant d’origine. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :


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 legend : PVDI-CITIA.
Reverse description : Pudicitia (la Pudeur), voilée et drapée, debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite son voile.
Reverse translation : "Pudicitia", (La Pudeur).

Historical background




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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