Campus Units

World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Summer 2016

Journal or Book Title

Classical World

Volume

109

Issue

4

First Page

487

Last Page

505

Abstract

While the titles of imperial family members on Roman coins have been used to establish chronology, I argue that the specific titulature on the coins of Faustina II and Lucilla promotes their roles as the ties among three emperors. Though other scholars have commented on their basic roles, crucial evidence for how the Antonines promoted the roles of these women has been overlooked. By highlighting this intentional language compared to coins of prior imperial women, I show that Faustina and Lucilla not only represented the continuing harmony of the empire during the Antonine Age but also legitimated the rule of their husbands.

Comments

This article is from Classical World, no. 109 (2016): 487-505. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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