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164 NGC Ch XF Lucilla Roman Empire Denarius Concordia Lucius Verus (19093003C)

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  • Mint State Empress Lucilla Roman Empire denarius, 3.51g, RIC 757, 164-182 CE.
  • Issued under her Father Emperor Marcus Aurelius and husband Emperor Lucius Verus, 161 to 169 CE.
  • Certified by NGC to Ch XF.
  • Toned with underlying luster. 
  • Obverse: LUCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right.
  • Reverse: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left holding patera and resting arm on statue of Spes, cornucopia under seat.
  • Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla or Lucilla (March 7, 148 or 150–182) was the second daughter and third child of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and Roman Empress Faustina the Younger and an elder sister to later Emperor Commodus and Empress Faustina Jr. Commodus ordered Lucilla's execution after a failed assassination and coup attempt when she was about 33 years old.
  • In 161, when she was between 11 and 13 years old, Lucilla's father arranged a marriage for her with his co-ruler Lucius Verus. Verus, 18 years her senior, became her husband three years later in Ephesus in 164. At this marriage, she received her title of Augusta and became a Roman Empress.
  • Concordia was the goddess of harmony and concord. She was a daughter of Ares and Aphrodite and as such presided over both marital harmony, soothing strife and discord, and harmonious action of soldiers in war.