This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of empress Lucilla, minted in Rome between 164 - 169 AD
Obverse: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, "Empress Lucilla" draped bust right, hair in a bun.
Reverse: VENVS VICTRIX, "Venus Victorious" Venus standing, head left, holding Victory and resting hand on shield.
A nice example with a great portrait.
DATE: 164 - 182 AD (this coin minted between 164-169 AD)
SIZE: 17mm dia
WEIGHT: 2.97 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 786, RSC 89, BMC 353 (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 5492
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. East Sussex. UK.
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