Bronze coin of Lucilla from Hippos (HIP0103)

Dublin Core

Title

Bronze coin of Lucilla from Hippos (HIP0103)

Description

Local bronze coin of Lucilla, wife of the emperor Lucius Verus, from Hippos

Source

Publisher

Meshorer et al. 2013:176, no.23

Date

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

HIP0103

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

2.76g

Province

Palaestina

Region

Decapolis

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Lucilla, facing right

Reverse Type

Neck of a horse, facing right

Obverse Legends

ΛΟYKIΛΛΑ CEBACTH (Lucilla Sebaste)

Reverse Legends

ANT ΠΡ ΙΠ ΙΕΡ ΑCYΛOY (of the Antiochenes by Hippos, sacred and inviolable)

Name 1

Role 1

Notes

The last two titles on the reverse legend (IEP and ACYΛ ) were commonly found on coins in Asia Minor and the Near East beginning the Hellenistic period, and appear to be honorific titles rather than an expression of an enforceable inviolable status (see Rigsby 1997).

Selected Bibliography

Meshorer, Y., G. Bijovsky, and W.Fischer-Bossert. 2013. Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum (Volume 1), New York: The American Numismatic Society. (p.176, no.23)

Rigsby, K.J. 1997. Asylia: territorial inviolability in the Hellenistic world. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Citation

“Bronze coin of Lucilla from Hippos (HIP0103),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed July 15, 2024, https://wireproject.org/items/show/63.

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