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Crispina
Augusta
AD 177 - 183

Silver AR Denarius


Coins Catalog ID: 2001
Rarity: scarce
Price (USD) VF: $50, XF: $90, FDC: $150

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Sales Description
Obverse: CRISPINA AVGVSTA - Bare head bust right, draped.
Reverse: VENVS - Venus standing left, holding apple and touching her head
References: 
RIC, vol. , N L

Crispina - Bruttia Crispina. Wife of Commodus; Daughter-in-low of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior; Sister-in-low of Lucila.

Mints: Rome

Biography: Crispina became wife of Commodus, and apparently did like him very much, for he soon discovered or was lead to believe that she was having affairs, and had her exiled and executed. Her place was taken by a concubine, Marcia, who might have been a Christian.

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