Framed medallion with bust of Lucilla, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 164–182


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 67 mm. Weight: 86.68 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.150

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Sestertius struck on a large flan, framed.
Obverse: Bust of Lucilla, draped, right.
LVCILLAEAVG ANTONINIAVGF
Reverse: Pietas standing, head right, holding patera and box. At left, flaming altar.
PI E TAS S C (in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 8, December 8-10, 1949, lot 940); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1967: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel (auction of Walter Niggeler Collection, part 3, Malzgasse 25, Basel, November 2-3, lot 1342); May 8, 1968: purchased by MFA from Munzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour