Portraits of Lucilla date from 164 A.D., when she was married to Lucius Verus, co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius, as this is the moment when she received the title of Augusta. This obverse LVCILLAE AVG(ustae) ANTONINI AVG(usti) F(ilia) (For Lucilla Augusta daughter of Antoninus Augustus) is thought to be dated later than coins with the obverse legend LVCILLA AVGVSTA. Coinage with her portrait persisted after the death of her husband Verus, and these often made an overt display of her imperial status as the daughter of Marcus Aurelius. The reverse of this coin emphasizes this status by depicting Venus holding the apple and sceptre, and it articulates that Lucilla is also, like Venus, a queen of beauty. After the death of her husband, Lucilla’s fate took a turn for the worse. Her father Marcus Aurelius arranged a marriage for her with an older, loyal senator named Tiberius Claudius Pompeianus, and she continued a family tradition of carrying on multiple affairs, just as the last two empresses before her. In 182-183 A.D., she contributed to a plot to kill her brother, the emperor Commodus. When the plot failed and all was revealed, Commodus had her exiled to Capri and executed. Ellen Christ 2011.