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ID:     805931
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Lucilla
Date Ruled:     AD 164-183
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Aureus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 164-169
Diameter:     21 mm
Weight:     7.34 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
Obverse Description:     Draped bust right
Reverse Legend:     V_E_NVS
Reverse Description:     Venus standing left, holding apple in right hand, and sceptre in left
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     RIC III 0783 (M. Aurelius)
Reference2:     Calic√≥ 2218 (same obv. die as illustration)
Reference3:     BMCRE 320-321 (Aurelius)
Reference4:     Cohen 69; MIR 018, 16-2/10
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=117841
Grade:     Superb EF, areas of light tone with underlying luster
Notes:     Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla was the second daughter of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior and the elder sister of the future emperor Commodus. In 161 AD she was betrothed to her fathers co-ruler Lucius Verus. Although she did not attain the rank of Augusta until their marriage in AD 164, coins were struck from the time of her betrothal