Bronze coin of Lucilla from Gerasa (GER0117)

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Title

Bronze coin of Lucilla from Gerasa (GER0117)

Description

Civic bronze coin from Gerasa, depicting Lucilla (164-169 CE), wife of the emperor Lucius Verus on the obverse

Source

Publisher

Roman Provincial Coinage Online (RPC IV, temp #6601)

Date

Rights

Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford), via Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/)

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

GER0117

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

10.37-11.02g

Diameter (mm)

22-24mm

Province

Arabia

Region

Decapolis

Era Used

Local era (63 BCE)

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Lucilla, facing right

Reverse Type

Draped bust of Artemis-Tyche, with quiver over shoulder at right

Obverse Legends

ΛΟVΚΙΛΛΑСƐΒΑСΤΗ (Lucilla Sebaste)

Reverse Legends

ΑΡΤƐΜΙСΤVΧΗΓƐΡΑСωΝ (Artemis-Tyche of Gerasenes)

Type Notes

Spijkerman (1978, 162-163, no.19) publishes a better preserved example than pictured.

Name 1

Role 1

Notes

The design of the Lucilla type is very similar to depictions of the later empress Crispina (see GER0101) .

Selected Bibliography

Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/); temp #6601 [ http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/6601/]

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press.

Citation

“Bronze coin of Lucilla from Gerasa (GER0117),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed June 16, 2024, https://wireproject.org/items/show/33.

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