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E-auction 314-231670 - LUCILLA Sesterce

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Estimate : 130 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 22 April 2019 14:30:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 166-169
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 21,81 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré à l’usure importante. Toutefois, la monnaie est parfaitement identifiable et le buste reste agréable. A été nettoyé anciennement, l’exemplaire commence tout juste à se repatiner
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Obverse legend : LVCILLAE AVG - ANTONI[NI AVG F].
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Lucille à droite avec un grand chignon ramené derrière la tête (L).
Obverse translation : “Lucilla Augusta Antonini Augusti Filia”, (Lucille augusta, fille d’Antonin auguste).


Reverse legend : PI-E-TAS/ S|C.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) voilée et drapée debout à gauche, tenant une boîte à encens (acerra) de la main gauche et versant de l’encens de la main droite au-dessus d’un autel paré et allumé.
Reverse translation : “Pietas”, (La Piété).


La monnaie provient probablement d’une trouvaille ancienne.

Historical background


(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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