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
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