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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Lucilla| > SH21697
Lucilla, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of Lucius Verus
Concordia, the goddes of marital harmony, was not particulary generous to Lucilla. It was not considered adultery for a Roman husband to have sex with slaves or unmarried women. The historian Spartianus wrote that after Lucilla complained, Lucius Verus reproached her: "Uxor enim dignitatis nomen est, non voluptatis" (Wife is the name of dignity, not bliss).
SH21697. Silver denarius, RIC III 758, SRCV II 5479, BMCRE IV 306, RSC II 6a, aEF, Rome mint, weight 3.158g, maximum diameter 19.4mm, die axis 225o, 164 - 166 A.D.; obverse LVCILLA AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right, hair waived and knotted in chignon low at back; reverse CONCORDIA (harmony), Concordia seated left, patera in extended right, resting left elbow on small statue of Spes; SOLD











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