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Medallion with bust of Lucilla, struck under Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Lucilla, right, draped. LVCILLAEAVG ANTONINIAVGF Reverse: Venus standing facing, scepter in left hand, right around shoulders of Cupid; at right a lighted altar. VE NVS

Provenance

By date unknown: with Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, 20 Magaw Place, New York 33, N.Y.; purchased by MFA from Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, March 19, 1959, for $ 357.40 (this is the total price 59.184-59.185)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 164–182

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 034.

Dimensions

Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 42.91 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.185

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions