Crispina, wife of Commodus, Augusta 178 - 182 A.D.
Crispina was married to emperor Commodus in 177A.D., in an effort to foster some virtue in the young Caesar. Unfortunately, Crispina was a vain and haughty, if beautiful, and did little to improve Commodus' character. She was implicated in a plot to kill Commodus in 182. She was exiled to Capri with Lucilla and murdered soon after.
This type invokes the Gods of Childbirth, however, there is no record of offthe spring from Commodus and Crispina.
RS06925. Silver denarius, RIC IIIComm. 281, RSC II 15, EF, weight 3.31 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 320o, Rome mint, 180 - 182 A.D.; obverseCRISPINA AVG, draped bust right; reverseDIS GENITALIBVS, square altar or altar enclosure; rare; SOLD
RS20273. Silver denarius, RIC IIIComm. 286a, RSC II 21, BMCRE IV 41, SRCV II 6002, EF, toned, weight 2.707 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 180 - 182 A.D.; obverseCRISPINAAVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverseVENVS, Venus standing left holding apple and gathering up drapery on shoulder; scarce; SOLD
RS33550. Silver denarius, RIC III 279, RSC II 9, BMCRE IV 29, Choice gVF, weight 3.403 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 180 - 182 A.D.; obverseCRISPINA AVG, draped bust right; reverseCONCORDIA, clasped hands; scarce; SOLD