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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > The Adoptive Emperors > Crispina > RS85201
Crispina, Wife of Commodus, Augusta 178 - 182 A.D., Retrograde Reverse!
There are no breaks in the plating and the interior of the edge cracks is dark black. The style is extraordinarily similar to the official Rome mint, but this must be the plated work of an ancient counterfeiter?!
RS85201. Silver denarius, perhaps plated(?); apparently unpublished, cf. RIC III 283 (S), RSC II 21, BMCRE IV 41, SRCV II 6001 (all normal, not retrograde, reverses), VF, light marks and scratches, light corrosion, tiny edge cracks, no sign of a bronze core, Rome (or counterfeiter?) mint, weight 3.254g, maximum diameter 18.3mm, die axis 0o, 180 - 182 A.D. (or later?); obverse CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse IVNO (retrograde starting at 3:00), Juno standing facing, veiled, head right, patera in left hand, long scepter in left right, peacock right at feet on right (the entire reverse is retrograde); extremely rare, possibly unique, retrograde reverse!; ON LAYAWAY

Catalog current as of Friday, December 15, 2017.
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Hera or Juno