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E-auction 355-268760 - LUCILLA Denier

LUCILLA Denier XF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 79 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 03 February 2020 14:39:00
bidders : 14 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 164-169
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée. Usure régulière sur l’ensemble de l’exemplaire. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor d’Alexandre (Vert-en-Drouais)

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 : PVDIC-ITIA.
Reverse description : Pudicitia (la Pudeur), voilée et drapée, assise à gauche, tenant de la main droite son voile.
Reverse translation : "Pudicitia", (La Pudeur).

Commentary


Poids léger.
Le grand problème du monnayage de Lucille est de savoir si celui-ci a cessé après la mort de son mari Lucius Vérus ou, au contraire, a continué sous le règne seul de son père, Marc Aurèle.

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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