Lucilla                                    c.149 - 182


Lucilla was the wife of Lucius Verus. After his death she remained influential through the marriage of a senator. In 182 a plot to overthrow Commodus was uncovered in which she played a role and she was subsequently banished to the island of Capri. Fearing that this might not be enough to prevent any future plans of the sort, Commodus had her executed shortly afterwards.


AR Denarius ca. 149--182 A.D.

2.78 g., 16 mm.

Obv. LVCILLA AVGVSTA: Bare-headed and draped bust right

Rev. HILARITAS: Hilaritas standing left, holding a long palm branch and cornucopiae

C. 216, Van Meter 25