Aureus of Lucius Verus

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Acquired in 1910 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 114
collection_code
SCP
credit
Bequeathed by Mr George Salting
date_end
0169-12-31
date_start
0164-01-01
date_text
164-169 AD (made)
descriptive_line
Coin, gold, of Lucilla, Empress of Rome (died ca. 183), Roman, struck ca. 164-169 AD
dimensions
Diameter: 2.03 cm, Weight: 7.27 g
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Medieval and Renaissance, room 8
historical_context_note
Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla was the second daughter of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and Faustina the Younger. Around AD 164 she married Lucius Verus, who was co-Emperor of Rome with Marcus Aurelius, and thereby became Empress of Rome until the death of her husband in 169. She later remarried but was exiled to Capri and then executed in about 183 for her part in a plot against her brother Commodus, who had succeeded his father Marcus as Emperor in 182. The coins of Lucilla - other examples of this type survive, such as one in the Museum of London - were struck during the reign of her father Marcus Aurelius: he ruled from 161 to his death in 180. This coin, then, must have been made during ca. 164-169. These coins served both as ordinary coins and as a means to spread far and wide the name and image of Imperial rulers.
historical_significance
history_note
From the Salting bequest.
id
92262
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:41:29.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:41:29.000Z
latitude
41.903111
location
Medieval and Renaissance, room 8, case 13
longitude
12.49576
marks
'LVCILLAE AVG. ANTONINI AVG. F' Reverse: VENVS 'V E NVS'
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold
museum_number
A.691-1910
museum_number_token
a6911910
object_number
O119054
object_type
Coin
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Gold coin. On the obverse: Inscription. Head of Lucilla to right. On the reverse: Inscription. Venus draped, holding an apple and a sceptre.
place
Rome
primary_image_id
2008BU3690
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The obverse of this coin shows Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla, the second daughter of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Around AD 164 she married Lucius Verus, who was co-Emperor of Rome with Marcus Aurelius, and thereby became Empress of Rome until the death of her husband in 169. The coins of Lucilla, were struck during the reign of her father Marcus Aurelius: he ruled from 161 to his death in 180. Such coins served both as currency and as a means to spread far and wide the name and image of Imperial rulers.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
aureus-of-lucius-verus-coin-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
struck
title
Aureus of Lucius Verus
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
169
year_start
164