Ancient Roman silver denarius of empress Lucilla / Vesta

Ancient Roman silver denarius of empress Lucilla / Vesta

Code: 11682

£110.00 Approx $151.31, €128.81
 

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of empress Lucilla, minted in Rome between 164 - 166 AD 

Obverse:  LVCILLAE AVG M ANTININI AVG F, "Lucilla Augusta daughter of Antoninus Augustus" draped bust right.

Reverse: VESTA, "Vesta" Vesta standing left, sacrificing from a simpulum over a lit altar left, holding palladium.

A nice example, toned VF.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 164 - 182 AD (this coin minted between 164-166 AD)

SIZE: 20mm dia

WEIGHT: 2.72 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC 788, RSC 92, BMC 325 (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 5493

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Cumbria. UK.