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As I slowly progress in this addictive and fascinating genre of collecting, I have added some more to my small selection. I do not as yet have a fixed path to follow, so am acquiring an assorted collection. I love just holding such history, it is more important to me than strike quality and value. So, to today's arrival,

Lucilla 164 – 169 AD

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Struck in Rome

OBVERSE

LVCILLAE AVGVSTAE: Bust of Lucilla, hair waved and fastened in a low chignon at back of head, draped, right

 REVERSE

HILARITAS S Hilaritas, draped, standing left, holding long palm, nearly vertical, in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand

Green patina 9.46 g. 27 mm             RIC. 1741 (from Marco Aurelio)

 

 

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Another nice addition @expat..

Lovely green patina..From your previous posts I'm assuming you're collecting the bigger bronzes? They're great in hand...

I have only a silver for Lucilla at the moment....😉

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Lucilla Denarius...165-169 AD Rome 2.64g...18mm
Obverse- LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Reverse- VENVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre.
RIC#784

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I've got a Lucilla. wife of Lucius Verus and a character in Gladiator as well. Also a love interest of @Spaniard's avatar. This one had a favorable orichalcum color, which is nice.

Lucilla Augusta, AD 164-169.

Æ sestertius, 30mm, 24g, 6h. Rome mint.

Obverse: LVCILLA AVG ANTONINI AVG F; Draped bust right.

Reverse: IVNONI LVCINAE; Juno seated left, holding infant and flower // SC

Reference: RIC 1747.


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46 minutes ago, Spaniard said:

Another nice addition @expat..

Lovely green patina..From your previous posts I'm assuming you're collecting the bigger bronzes? They're great in hand...

I have only a silver for Lucilla at the moment....😉

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Lucilla Denarius...165-169 AD Rome 2.64g...18mm
Obverse- LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Reverse- VENVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre.
RIC#784

It is not a deliberate thing, the larger bronzes. Whatever catches my eye at the moment is what I get. Yours is a nice looking coin

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29 minutes ago, Ancient Coin Hunter said:

I've got a Lucilla. wife of Lucius Verus and a character in Gladiator as well. Also a love interest of @Spaniard's avatar. This one had a favorable orichalcum color, which is nice.

Lucilla Augusta, AD 164-169.

Æ sestertius, 30mm, 24g, 6h. Rome mint.

Obverse: LVCILLA AVG ANTONINI AVG F; Draped bust right.

Reverse: IVNONI LVCINAE; Juno seated left, holding infant and flower // SC

Reference: RIC 1747.


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That coloration is eye pleasing for sure

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Lucilla
AR-Denar, AD 166-169
Obv.: LUCILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia standing front, head left.
Ag, 2.96g, 18.2mm
Ref.: Kamp. 40.11, RIC 780, CRE 259 [S]

 

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Lucilla
AR-Denar
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Rev.: VOTA PVBLICA, Wreath surrounded by legend, in centre, a dot
Ag, 18mm, 2.98g
Ref.: RIC III, p.276, 792, CRE 276 [R3]

 

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Lucilla
AR-Denar, AD 161-163
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Rev.: VESTA, Vesta veiled, standing left by altar, decorated and lighted, holding simpulum and palladium.
Ag, 17.5mm, 2.85g
Ref.: RIC III, p.276, 788, CRE 274 [S]

 

 

 

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Lucilla
Denar, Rome
Obv.: LUCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust of Lucilla right
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting arm on statue of Spes; without cornucopia under seat.
Ag, 18.3mm, 3.15g
Ref.: RIC III, p.274, 758, CRE 244 [C]

 

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Lucilla
Denar, Rome
Obv.: LUCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Lucilla right
Rev.: FECUNDITAS, Fecunditas or Lucilla seated right, holding child on lap; before her, a second child standing left, reaching towards her.
Ag, 18mm, 3.29g
Ref.: RIC III, p.275, 765, CRE 249 [R]

 

 

 

 

 

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57 minutes ago, shanxi said:

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Lucilla
AR-Denar, AD 166-169
Obv.: LUCILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia standing front, head left.
Ag, 2.96g, 18.2mm
Ref.: Kamp. 40.11, RIC 780, CRE 259 [S]

 

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Lucilla
AR-Denar
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Rev.: VOTA PVBLICA, Wreath surrounded by legend, in centre, a dot
Ag, 18mm, 2.98g
Ref.: RIC III, p.276, 792, CRE 276 [R3]

 

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Lucilla
AR-Denar, AD 161-163
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Rev.: VESTA, Vesta veiled, standing left by altar, decorated and lighted, holding simpulum and palladium.
Ag, 17.5mm, 2.85g
Ref.: RIC III, p.276, 788, CRE 274 [S]

 

 

 

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Lucilla
Denar, Rome
Obv.: LUCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust of Lucilla right
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting arm on statue of Spes; without cornucopia under seat.
Ag, 18.3mm, 3.15g
Ref.: RIC III, p.274, 758, CRE 244 [C]

 

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Lucilla
Denar, Rome
Obv.: LUCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Lucilla right
Rev.: FECUNDITAS, Fecunditas or Lucilla seated right, holding child on lap; before her, a second child standing left, reaching towards her.
Ag, 18mm, 3.29g
Ref.: RIC III, p.275, 765, CRE 249 [R]

 

 

 

 

 

Really like that Concordia reverse

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Only have one, but I really like it.

Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus, AD 164-169. Æ Sestertius (30mm, 28.44g, 10h). Rome mint struck AD 164-169. Obv: LVCILLAE AVG-ANTONINI AVG F; Draped bust right. Rev: PIETAS; Pietas standing left, holding hand over altar and box of perfumes. Ref: RIC III 1756 (Marcus Aurelius); MIR 18, 11-6a; Cohen 54. Very Fine, brown surfaces, minor reverse porosity. Ex Coin Galleries (17 Nov 1981), Lot 288. Ex CNG eAuction 70 (8 Jun 2003), Lot 53.

 

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19 minutes ago, Edessa said:

Only have one, but I really like it.

Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus, AD 164-169. Æ Sestertius (30mm, 28.44g, 10h). Rome mint struck AD 164-169. Obv: LVCILLAE AVG-ANTONINI AVG F; Draped bust right. Rev: PIETAS; Pietas standing left, holding hand over altar and box of perfumes. Ref: RIC III 1756 (Marcus Aurelius); MIR 18, 11-6a; Cohen 54. Very Fine, brown surfaces, minor reverse porosity. Ex Coin Galleries (17 Nov 1981), Lot 288. Ex CNG eAuction 70 (8 Jun 2003), Lot 53.

 

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 Beautiful coin in my opinion.

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Nice addition and coins posted!   

Lucilla's life came to a tragic end in 182 AD, following a failed assassination against Commodus.  She and others were concerned about the increasingly erratic behavior of Commodus.  The plot entailed the assassination of Commodus and his replacement with Lucilla's husband Claudius Pompeianus.  Following the failed attempt Lucilla and her daughter Ummidia Cornificia Faustina were sent into exile at Capri by Commodus.  Later in 182 AD Commodus had both of them executed.  Her son, Pompeianus, was murdered by Caracalla some years later.

Here's my lone example, a sestertius. 

Lucilla. sestertius,164-169 AD. From Roma E-Sale 82, lot 1393.  Ex Vitangelo Collection.

RIC III 1742-Aurelius  

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I only have 1 Lucilla coin - hopefully this is a matter of hours (long story)

It's a denarius I like a lot

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Lucilla AD 164-182. Rome Denarius AR 18 mm., 2,89 g.
Daughter of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II, wife of Lucius Verus, sister of Commodus.
RIC III Marcus Aurelius 786               C
Date Range: AD 164 - AD 180
Obverse Legend: LVCILLA AVGVSTA. Bust of Lucilla, bare-headed, hair waved and fastened in a bun on back of head, draped, right / VENVS VICTRIX. Venus, draped with right breast bare, standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand and resting left hand on shield set on ground

 

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Nice new coin! Here are my only two Lucillae:

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Lucilla, Roman Empire, denarius, 164–180 AD, Rome mint. Obv: LVCILLA AVG, bust of Lucilla, draped, r. Rev: VENVS VICTRIX; Venus standing half l., holding Victory in r. hand, l. hand on shield set on helmet. 17mm, 2.27g. Ref: RIC III, Marcus Aurelius 787.

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Lucilla, Roman Empire, sestertius, 164–169 AD, Rome mint. Obv: LVCILLA AVGUSTA, bust of Lucilla, draped, r. Rev: [IVNO REGINAE], Iuno standing l. with patera and sceptre, peacock at feet l.; in fields, S-C. 30.5mm, 25.87g. Ref: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1751. Ex @Steve, if I see correctly.

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165-169 A.D. Denarius AR19 mm., 2.08 gm.

OBVERSE; LVCILLA AVGVSTA - Draped bust right.

REVERSE; VENVS - Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre.

REFERENCE: RIC 785 (Marcus Aurelius), RSC 71.

Mint: Rome

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What I would really like is a Lucilla denarius or bronze with the Fecunditas reverse with three children. If anyone sees a nice one and doesn't want it for themselves, please let me know!  This sestertius is available at cgb.fr and I was considering it, but I wonder if it might be tooled a bit. The description just says "smoothed."

THE ANTONINES (96 AD to 192 AD) Sesterce LUCILLA Rome c. 166-169 (30mm, 22,18g, 6h) XF/VF

What do you all think? Don't worry; if anyone wants to buy it, I won't be upset, because I certainly am not sure I want it.

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Yes, I see the smoothing to the fields. 

As far as tooling, do think that was done to the hair?  I don't see anything that really stands out, but perhaps others who are more knowledgeable about these things can help. 

Overall the coin seems quite attractive.  I really like the portrait and reverse design.  

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47 minutes ago, robinjojo said:

Yes, I see the smoothing to the fields. 

As far as tooling, do think that was done to the hair?  I don't see anything that really stands out, but perhaps others who are more knowledgeable about these things can help. 

Overall the coin seems quite attractive.  I really like the portrait and reverse design.  

It's more that the outlines of the figures on both sides are so sharp and so distinct from the fields that I wonder if somebody used a tool around them to heighten the contrast with the smoothed surfaces.

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I see what you mean.  That's a tough one.  I think the only way to determine any tooling around the portrait and devices is to have a very close view of the coin in hand.

If the intent was to enhance the relief I would suspect tooling marks/scratches around the edges.  However, that would mean removing some metal, which would create a grove or slope in contrast to the field.  At least that's my thought.  I did, for what its worth copied and pasted the image of the coin into Photoshop.  The resolution is not very good.  I magnified the image and did not see additional smooth/tool around the edges of the portrait or reverse figures.  The smoothing of the fields is quite evident, but not excessive, in my view.  

Hope this helps.

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