Crispina (Married AD 178)

Bruttia Crispina, the daughter of a trusted general of Marcus Aurelius, was elevated to the position of empress as soon as she married Commodus in AD 178. Both Lucilla and Crispina were exiled to the island of Capri and later killed when implicated in a plot to assassinate Commodus.

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Crispina 'Salus' Sestertius 027838

Crispina 'Salus' Sestertius
Bronze, 24.18 grams, 31.49 mm. Rome. AD 180-182. Obverse: CRISPINA AVG IMP COMMODI AVG, draped bust right. Reverse: SALVS, Salus seated left, holding patera, feeding serpent rising from altar at foot, her left arm resting on the side of the chair. RIC 672b; Cohen 32; Sear 6009. Good fine/good. Accompanied by an old collection ticket.
£110.00

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Crispina 'Salus' Sestertius 027838
Crispina 'Ceres' Denarius 023640

Crispina 'Ceres' Denarius
Silver, 3.34 grams, 17.96 mm. Rome. 180-183 AD. Obverse: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right. Reverse: CERES, Ceres standing left, holding grain-ears and sceptre. RIC 276; RSC 1; Sear 5995. Near extremely fine/very fine.
£110.00

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Crispina 'Ceres' Denarius 023640
Crispina 'Venus' Denarius 022862

Crispina 'Venus' Denarius
Silver, 2.98 grams, 17.37 mm. 180-182 AD. Obverse: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right. Reverse: VENVS, Venus standing left, holding an apple. RSC 35; RIC 286a; Sear 6002. Extremely fine.
£195.00

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Crispina 'Venus' Denarius 022862
Crispina 'Altar' Denarius 022149

Crispina 'Altar' Denarius
Silver, 3.00 grams, 19.63 mm. Rome. 180-183 AD. Obverse: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right. Reverse: DIS GENITALIBVS, above and around lighted altar. RIC 281B; RSC 16; Sear 5999. Good very fine.
£140.00

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Main Roman Coin Book and Other References:

RIC = Mattingly, Harold    The Roman Imperial Coinage
BMC = Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum
RSC = Seaby, H A    Roman Silver Coinage
RCV = Sear, David R    Roman Coins and Their Values
Cr = Crawford, Michael    The Roman Republican Coinage
SB = Sear, David R    Byzantine Coins and Their Values
S = Coins of England and the United Kingdom
WW = Wildwinds.com (reference & attribution site)



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