Coin of the empress Lucilla from Adraa (ADR0101)

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Title

Coin of the empress Lucilla from Adraa (ADR0101)

Description

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

Source

Publisher

Roman Provincial Coinage Online IV no.6538 (temporary #)

Date

Rights

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

(2) Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Monnaies, médailles et antiques, 1972.1340.63

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

ADR0101

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

6.87-9.01g

Diameter (mm)

21-24mm

Province

Arabia

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Lucilla, facing right

Reverse Type

Draped bust of Tyche, facing right

Obverse Legends

ΛΟVΚΙΛΛΑ ΑVΓΟVCTA (Lucilla Augusta)

Reverse Legends

TVXHAΔΡΑ ΗΝWN (Tyche of [the people of] Adraa)

Type Notes

The obverse design of Lucilla uses similar imagery to other portraits of empresses from Adraa, including Crispina (ADR0103)

Name 1

Role 1

Selected Bibliography

Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/); temp #6538 [http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/6538/]

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Monnaies, médailles et antiques, 1972.1340.63 [http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb41762502m]

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press. (pp.60-61, no.5)

Citation

“Coin of the empress Lucilla from Adraa (ADR0101),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed July 15, 2024, https://wireproject.org/items/show/35.

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