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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Lucilla| > RB20558
Lucilla, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of Lucius Verus
Vesta was originally a household spirit. Later she was personified as the goddess of the hearth and given the stature of her Greek equivalent, Hestia. In the temple of Vesta, her sacred flame was kept alive by Vestal Virgins. In 394, by order of the Christian emperor Theodosius I in his campaign to eliminate pagan practices in Rome, the fire of Vesta was extinguished.
RB20558. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC III 1779, SRCV II 5510, Fine, Rome mint, weight 27.099g, maximum diameter 31.9mm, die axis 180o, 164 - 166 A.D.; obverse LVCILLA AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right; reverse VESTA S C, Vesta standing left by altar, holding simpulum and palladium; green patina; SOLD











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