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Lot # 527 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$7000 / Unsold: Available at opening bid of US$ 6000 + Buyers Fee
Lucilla, Wife of L. Verus. Aureus
Lucilla, Wife of L. Verus. Aureus, 7.22gg. (12h). Rome, c. 164-169 AD. Obv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F Bust draped right. Rx: Venus standing left holding apple and scepter. BMC 320. Cohen 69 (130 Fr.). RIC 783 (R ). Calico 2218 (same dies). Aurei of Lucilla are rather rare. This beautiful portrait of the empress is struck in high relief on a broad flan. There are a few planchet defects at the edge at 3:00 on the reverse and a tiny hairline on the right side near Venus' scepter. Mint State.

Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection. Ex Berk 119, 15 March 2001, lot 39.
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