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E-auction 324-240388 - LUCILLA Sesterce

LUCILLA Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 39 €
End of the sale : 01 July 2019 14:13:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 164
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 21,82 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LVCILLAE AVG - M ANTONINI AVG F.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Lucille à droite avec un petit chignon ramené derrière la tête (L).
Obverse translation : “Lucillæ Augustæ Marcii Antonini Augusti Filia”, (À Lucille augusta fille de Marc Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [VE]-NV[S]/ -|-// SC.
Reverse description : Vénus debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite une pomme et ramenant un pan de draperie de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Venus”, (Venus).

Commentary


Poids léger. Ce type peut avoir été frappé au moment du mariage de Lucille et de Lucius Vérus en 164 à Éphèse.

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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