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brm_154802 - LUCILLA Denier

LUCILLA Denier XF/VF
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Price : 95.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: c. 164-166
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:
Beau portrait sur un flan large, ovale et irrégulier. Usure plus importante du revers. Recouvert d’une fine patine grise avec des reflets dorés
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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 : VE-NVS.
Reverse description : Venus debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite une pomme et de la gauche, un sceptre long.
Reverse translation : “Venus”, (Vénus).

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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