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brm_345468 - LUCILLA Sesterce

LUCILLA Sesterce XF
350.00 €(Approx. 427.00$ | 301.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 164-166
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 32 mm
Weight : 28,22 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large épais bien centré des deux côtés, légèrement éclaté à 7 heures au droit. Très beau portrait de Lucille bien venu à la frappe. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Belle patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XXVI, n° 302 et de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

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/ S|C.
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).

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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