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brm_587651 - LUCILLA Sesterce

LUCILLA Sesterce VF/VF
100.00 €(Approx. 119.00$ | 87.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 164
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25,24 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Métal piqué au revers. Joli buste. Patine foncée
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-NVS/ -|-// SC.
Reverse description : Vénus drapée assise à gauche, tenant une victoriola de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Venus”, (Venus).

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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