AD 164-169 (d. 182)
Silver Denarius. 3.25g, 18.6mm
MINTED: Rome mint, AD 164-167
REF: RIC III 786; Cohen 89
OBVERSE: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, head bare; hair waved and knotted low at back in chignon.
REVERSE: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus, with breast bare, standing front, head left, holding Victory on right hand and resting left hand on round shield set on ground.
Ex A.K. Collection.
The A.K. Collection was assembled over several decades by a connoisseur of Roman coins. An important and extensive collection covering both Imperial and Provincial coinage, many of its coins were acquired from other major European collections or dealers.
Very Fine. Toned. Attractive portrait. Reverse struck from a worn die.
Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla was the daughter of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior. She was bethrothed to Aurelius's co-emperor, Lucius Verus, at a young age and married him in 164 when she was about 16 years old. After the death of Verus and Aurelius, Lucilla participated in a plot to have her younger brother, the emperor Commodus, assassinated. The attempt on Commodus's life failed and Lucilla was exiled to the island of Capri, where she was later executed.
LUCILLA . AD 164-169 . Denarius . "VENVS VICTRIX" . Ex A.K. Collection
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