was originally a household spirit. Later she was personified as the goddess of the hearth and given the stature of her Greek equivalent, Hestia. In the temple of her flame was kept alive by Virgins.RB79847. , MA1178, MA1779, 94 (torch for ), 5510, -, aVF, , corrosion, 24.955 g, maximum 29.5 mm, 180o, mint, 164 - 166 A.D.; LVCILLAE AVG - ANTONINI , Draped right, hair waved and in a lown on back of ; , standing left, flaming column alter at feet on left, in right hand, in left hand sloped at shoulder in left, ( ) flanking across lower half of ; $220.00 (€195.80)
in a dream first saw with the weapons of as and made her his personal patroness. In the night before the battle of 48 B.C. Pompey dreamed of - seemingly a lucky sign. sacrificed to , but issued as watchword 'Venus Victrix', and defeated Pompey!RS85213. Silver , 786, 89, 353, 18, 5492, EF, and struck, edge cracks, 3.282 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 0o, mint, 166 - 169 A.D.; LVCILLA , draped right; (victorious ), standing half left, right breast bare, in right hand, left hand on grounded ; $220.00 (€195.80)
For Roman wives, piety often meant accepting neglect. It was not considered adultery for a Roman husband to have sex with slaves or unmarried women. The historian Spartianus wrote that after complained, reproached her: "Uxor enim dignitatis nomen est, non voluptatis" (Wife is the name of dignity, not bliss).
RB83576. , 1756, 1161, 54, 27, 5505, F, glossy dark sea-green , light corrosion on , rough areas on , squared , 19.43 g, maximum 30.9 mm, 0o, mint, 164 - 166 A.D.; LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI , draped right; , standing left, veiled, raising her right hand, perfume-box in left hand, flaming at feet on left, ( ) flanking across ; $95.00 (€84.55)
a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships, was listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for in Roman art and literature.RB78071. , M1728; p. 575, 1194; 2; 47; MIR 24; 5496, F, centered, porous, 22.446 g, maximum 31.2 mm, 0o, mint, 2nd issue, c. 166 - 169 A.D.; LVCILLA , draped right, hair elaborately waved and fastened in a ; , seated left on a basket (cista mystica), two stalks of grain in right hand, torch in left hand, ( ) flanking low across ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $45.00 (€40.05)
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