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brm_573124 - LUCILLA Sesterce

LUCILLA Sesterce XF
175.00 €(Approx. 211.75$ | 154.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 161-162
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 19,92 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : LVCILLA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Lucille à droite avec un grand chignon ramené derrière la tête (L).
Obverse translation : “Lucilla Augusta”, (Lucille augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CER-ES/ S|C.
Reverse description : Cérès drapée, assise à droite, sur un panier duquel s’échappent des serpents, tenant des épis de la main droite et une longue torche de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Ceres”, (Cérès).

Commentary


Poids léger. Monnaie regravée au droit et au revers.

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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