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brm_625305 - LUCILLA Denier

LUCILLA Denier XF
100.00 €(Approx. 119.00$ | 87.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: c. 166-169
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,20 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Joli buste. Patine grise, tachée
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 : VENVS - VI-CTRIX.
Reverse description : Vénus drapée debout à gauche tenant une victoriola de la main droite et appuyée sur un bouclier de la main gauche posé sur un rocher.
Reverse translation : “Venus Victrix”, (Vénus victorieuse).

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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