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Collection Roman Collection
Catalog Number 2015.7.53
Object Name Coin
Description Roman Imperial coin, silver, AR denarius. Struck during the reign of Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus Lucilla in honor of his wife Lucilla (c. 148 - 150-182 C.E.) during her lifetime, in Rome, 165-169 C.E. The head of Lucilla faces right in profile, on obverse with the inscriptions "LVCILLA AVG ANTONINI AVG F" surrounding image. On reverse, the figure of Venus(the goddess of love, beauty, and desire) faces left and holds an apple in her right hand and a scepter in her left with the inscription "VENUS" surrounding image.
Date range: 165-169 C.E.

Remarks: The eldest daughter of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior, Lucilla was married to Lucius Verus in 164 C.E. After his death, she was married to Pompeianus, a man of comparatively humble origin, and in 182 C.E. she was involved in an unsuccessful plot against her brother, the emperor Commodus. She was banished to Capreae and soon afterward put to death. Lucius Verus' coins were minted in Rome.

Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values" , London 2002 (Vol II), #5491, pg 370
Title Lucilla
Date 165-169 CE
Material Silver
Dimensions Dia-0.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas
Place of Origin Europe/Italy/Rome
Subjects Roman Empire
Ancient Rome