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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Lucilla| > SH11005
Lucilla, Augusta c. 164 - 182 A.D., Wife of Lucius Verus
Although many coin references classify Fecunditas as a personification of fertility rather than as an actual deity, Fecunditas was recognized as a Roman divinity by Nero, who erected a statue to her. Tacitus notes that upon the birth of Claudia Neronis, the senate decreed the construction of a temple of Fertility to be built at Antium. Fecunditas is always portrayed as a female figure holding a child, or children and often a scepter, cornucopia, palm branch or caduceus. Sometimes the children are depicted standing at her feet. Coins portraying her usually advertise the fertility of the imperial family.
SH11005. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC III 1736, BMCRE IV 1197, Cohen III 21, Hunter II 48, MIR 18 29, SRCV II 5499, VF, very nice multi-color patina, excellent portrait, reverse struck flat, small edge crack, Rome mint, weight 23.878g, maximum diameter 31.27mm, die axis 0o, 166 - 169 A.D.; obverse LVCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair elaborately waived and knotted in chignon low at back; reverse FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas (fertility) seated right, nursing child, one boy behind and one before her, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; scarce; SOLD











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