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brm_564707 - LUCILLA Sesterce

LUCILLA Sesterce VF
150.00 €(Approx. 169.50$ | 135.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 166
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 23,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, bien centré. Usure importante mais régulière. L’exemplaire est parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Patine verte
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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 Augusæ Antonini Augusti Filia”, (À Lucille augusta fille d'Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IVNONI - LVCINAE// SC.
Reverse description : Junon diadémée et drapée assise à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et un enfant emmailloté de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iunoni Lucinæ”, (À Junon qui éclaire).

Commentary


Certains croient reconnaître en lieu et place d’un enfant, le palladium.

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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