LUCILLA
Wife of Lucius Verus

Augusta: 164-169 A.D.

ANNIA AVRELIA GALERIA LVCILLA, born in 150 to Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Jr., was engaged by her father to his co-Augustus Lucius Verus in 161, but due to her age the marriage was postponed until 164. Verus was dissolute and the marriage was unhappy. He died suddenly in February, 169, but Aurelius again arranged a marriage in 169 to Ti. Claudius Pompeianus, a serious older man. She began affairs, including one with her brother Commodus, but his wife Crispina soon asserted her position, and Lucilla began a plot against them. It failed, and she was exiled to Capri in 182 and soon executed.
(From MONETA, available from www.numus.com)

The Denarii

Silver Denarius (18mm, 3.62gr). Struck 166-169 A.D. in Rome

Obv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA. Draped bust right

Rev: CONCORDIA. Concordia seated left holding patera and cornucopiae

RIC 759, RSC 7, Sear 5480

Mark Lehman Collection


Silver Denarius (18mm, 2.78gr), Struck 166-169 A.D. in Rome

Obv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust right

Rev: HILARITAS Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm and cornucopiae

RIC 769, RSC 28, Sear 5484   Harry Stewart Collection


Silver Denarius (18.87mm, 3.14gr), Struck 166 A.D. in Rome

Obv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust right

Rev: IVNONI LVCINAE Juno seated left, holding flower and infant

RIC 770, RSC 36, Sear 5486   Jan de Veen Collection


Silver Denarius (18mm, 3.18gr), Struck 164-166 A.D. in Rome

Obv: LVCILLA AVG ANTONINI AVG F Draped bust right

Rev: PIETAS Pietas, veiled, standing left, raising right hand over alter, and holding a perfume box

RIC 775, RSC 50, Sear 5489   Tom Mullally Collection

Silver Denarius (17x18mm, 3.20gr), Struck 166-169 A.D. in Rome

Obv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust right

Rev: PVDICITIA Pudicitia, veiled, seated left on low seat

RIC 781, RSC 62, Sear 5490   Bob Rinaldi Collection

The Sestertii

Orichalcum Sestertius (32mm, 22.5gr), Struck 166-169 A.D. in Rome

Obv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA. Draped bust right

Rev: FECVNDITAS S - C. Lucilla as Fecunditas seated right between two children, nursing a third

RIC 1736, Sear 5499, Van Meter 20

Mark Lehman Collection


Orichalcum Sestertius (31mm, 24.47gr), Struck 166-169 A.D. in Rome

Obv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA. Draped bust right

Rev: IVNO REGINA S - C. Juno standing left holding patera and scepter, peacock at feet

RIC 1751, Sear 5502.

Mark Lehman Collection