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Sestertius with bust of Lucilla, struck under Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Lucilla, right. LVCILLAEAVG ANTONINIAVGF Reverse: Juno, seated left holding flower and infant in swaddling clothes. IVNONI LVCINAE SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Collection of an Astronomer; 1906: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge auction of Collection of an Astronomer, June 16, 1906, lot 558 [sold to E. Seltman]); 1906: E. Seltman Collection; by date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 650); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 164–182

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 31.12 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

35.238

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins