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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Lucilla| > RB81010
Lucilla, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of Lucius Verus
Lucifer means lightbringer, from the Latin lux light and ferre to bear or bring. The word Lucifer is found in only one place in the Bible -- Isaiah 14:12 -- but only in the King James and related versions: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! The King James Version is based on the Vulgate, the Latin translation of Jerome. Jerome translated the Hebrew helel (bright or brilliant one) as lucifer, which was a reasonable Latin equivalent. And yet it is this lucifer, the bright one or lightbearer, that came to be understood by so many as the name for Satan, Lord of Darkness.
RB81010. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC III 1734, BMCRE IV 1146, Cohen III 15, SRCV II 5498, attractive gF, Rome mint, weight 26.758g, maximum diameter 32.1mm, die axis 180o, 166 - 169 A.D.; obverse LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right, hair waived and knotted in chignon low at back; reverse DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, holding long torch with both hands, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across the lower half of the field; scarce; SOLD











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