Ancient Rome, 161-169 AD, Lucilla, AE Sestertius, VF+

$295.00

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Description

Obverse: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F.  Draped bust of Lucilla right.

Reverse: VENVS SC.  Venus standing holding apple.

Mint: Rome, AD 164-166.

Lucilla was the daughter of Marcus Aurelius and the wife of his co-emperor Lucius Verus.  She was the sister of Commodus.  She was portrayed in the Movie Gladiator  (2000) by Connie Nielson.  In real life, she was caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow Commodus in AD 182.  She was banished to Capri for a time and executed later.  This is a well balanced coin with an attractive portrait and nice surfaces.  S-5507.

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