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Crispina, 177-192 AD, AE Dupondius, struck 180-183 AD

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Origin:
Rome mint
Authority:
Crispina
Denomination:
AE Dupondius. Inferred from the weight: refer weights table on p. XV of BMCRE IV
Composition:
Copper alloy
Date:
180-183 AD
Obverse:
CRISPINA AVGVSTA, Bust of Crispina, draped, right hair elaborately waved in curls across head, fastened in a bar down cheek and in a chignon low at back of head
Reverse:
IVNO LVCINA, Juno, veiled, draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand and vertical sceptre in left; S C left and right, low in field
Size:
26.46mm, 12.0g, 10h
Grade:
expressive portrait, well centred, toned
Provenance:
From the Steve P Collection, ex Dionysus Coins (eBay, November 2017)
References:
BMC [Commodus] 433; RIC [Commodus] 680; Cohen III 24; MIR 18, 13-7a; SRCV II 6018
General Information:
Bruttia Crispina was Roman Empress from 178 to 191 and wife to Commodus. Her marriage to Commodus failed to produce an heir. After 10 years, she was banished to the island of Capri on false charges of adultery, then executed. Juno, was a Roman Goddess who protected the state and also the women of Rome. Often featured with a peacock (not on this coin).
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