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Denarius with bust of Lucilla, struck under Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Lucilla, draped, right, with hair elaborately waved and fastened in chignon low on back of head. LVCILLAEAVGANTONINIAVGF Reverse: Venus, draped, standing left, holding apple on extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left. V E N V S

Credit Line

Deposited by The Boston Athenaeum

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 164–182

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 2.84 gm.

Accession Number

13.705

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins