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E-auction 392-304980 - LUCILLA Denier

LUCILLA Denier VF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 51 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2020 14:32:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: c. 163-164
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,02 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

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 : CONCORDIA.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) drapée assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et appuyé de son bras gauche sur son siège, tenant une corne d’abondance.
Reverse translation : “Concordia”, (la Concorde).

Commentary


Poids léger. Ce type est daté par W. Szaivert de 163-164 alors que D. Sear en place la fabrication entre 166 et 169.

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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