ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez
? Ė d.183
The wife of Commodus
, upon discovering Crispina
had been unfaithful to him he had her exiled to an island and executed some time afterwards.
Itís easier to find a bronze Sestertius
than it is a Denarius
which is atypical of second century Roman imperial coinage. Itís unlikely that this was any sort of intentional design apart from an administrative oddity. While the abundance of total coins of Crispina
are far less than the Faustinas of the previous generation the Denarii
are not hard to find and often can be found in pristine condition.
Due to the wide range of conditions available in bronze itís hard to give any sort of meaningful price
range but a $100 should buy a fairly nice Crispina
bronze or, for that matter, a Denarius
seated left, holding grain ears and torch.
standing left, holding grain ears and torch.
standing right, holding torch with both hands
standing left, holding wreath and rudder on globe.
standing left, holding apple
and pulling dress from shoulder.
standing right, facing away, leaning on column, holding helmet and scepter
2) B2 O1 R05 T01 RIC 281 (Commodus
), C 15
3) B2 O3 R01 T03 RIC 276 (Commodus
), C 1
4) B2 O3 R02 T06 RIC 278 (Commodus
), C 5
5) B2 O3 R02 T08 RIC 279 (Commodus
), C 8
6) B2 O3 R07 T09 RIC 282 (Commodus
), S 6000
7) B2 O3 R08 T11 RIC 283 (Commodus
), C 21
8) B2 O3 R15 T20 RIC 286a (Commodus
), S 6002, C 35
9) B2 O3 R16 T18
10) B2 O2 R14 T16 RIC 672 (Commodus
) C 32
11) B2 O3 R02 T04 RIC 665 (Commodus
), C 6
12) B2 O3 R07 T09 RIC 678 (Commodus
), C 20
13) B2 O3 R11 T12 RIC 669 (Commodus
), C 27
14) B2 O3 R12 T13 RIC 670 (Commodus
), C 30
15) B2 O3 R16 T18 RIC 673 (Commodus
), S 1690, C 40