ERIC Table of Contents


|Title Page|

|Introduction|

|About| |Roman| |Coins|

|Denominations|

|Coins| of |Other| |Ancient| |Cultures|

|Identifying| |Roman| |Coins|

|How| |To| |Use| |This| |Book|

|Mintmarks|

|Mint| |Map|

|Pricing| And |Grading|

|Bibliography|

|Reference| |Catalogs| |Cited|

|Coin| |Terms| |Used|

|Glossary|

|Rarity Tables|

|Index| of |Rulers|

|Photography| |Credits|

|Additional| |Web| |Resources|

Imperial Catalog:

|AUGUSTUS|
|LIVA|
|AGRIPPA|
|NERO| |CLAUDIUS| |DRUSUS|
|GERMANICUS|
|AGRIPPINA I|
|TIBERIUS|
|DRUSUS|
|ANTONIA|
|CALIGULA|
|CLAUDIUS I|
|BRITANNICUS|
|AGRIPPINA II|
|NERO|
|GALBA|
|CLODIUS| |MACER|
|OTHO|
|VITELLIUS|
|VESPASIAN|
|DOMITILLA|
|TITUS|
|DOMITIAN|
|DOMITIA|
|JULIA| |TITI|
|NERVA|
|TRAJAN|
|PLOTINA|
|MARCIANA|
|MATIDIA|
|HADRIAN|
|SABINA|
|AELIUS|
|ANTONINUS| |PIUS|
|FAUSTINA I|
|MARCUS| |AURELIUS|
|FAUSTINA| |II|
|LUCIUS| |VERUS|
|LUCILLA|
|COMMODUS|
|CRISPINA|
|PERTINAX|
|DIDIUS| |JULIANUS|
|MANLIA| |SCANTILLA|
|DIDIA CLARA|
|PESCENNIUS| |NIGER|
|CLODIUS| |ALBINUS|
|SEPTIMIUS| |SEVERUS|
|JULIA| |DOMNA|
|CARACALLA|
|PLAUTILLA|
|GETA|
|MACRINUS|
|DIADUMENIAN|
|ELAGABALUS|
|JULIA| |MAESA|
|JULIA| |SOAEMIAS|
|JULIA| |PAULA|
|AQUILIA| |SEVERA|
|ANNIA| |FAUSTINA|
|SEVERUS| |ALEXANDER|
|JULIA| |MAMAEA|
|ORBIANA|
|MAXIMINUS I|
|PAULINA|
|MAXIMUS|
|GORDIAN I|
|GORDIAN II|
|BALBINUS|
|PUPIENUS|
|GORDIAN III|
|TRANQUILLINA|
|PHILIP I|
|OTACILIA| |SEVERA|
|PHILIP II|
|PACATIAN|
|JOTAPIAN|
|TRAJAN| |DECIUS|
|HERENNIA| |ETRUSCILLA|
|HERENNIUS| |ETRUSCUS|
|HOSTILIAN|
|TREBONIANUS| |GALLUS|
|VOLUSIAN|
|AEMILIAN|
|CORNELIA| |SUPERA|
|SILBANNACUS|
|URANIUS| |ANTONINUS|
|VALERIAN I|
|MARINIANA|
|VALERIAN II|
|GALLIENUS|
|SALONINA|
|SALONINUS|
|REGALIANUS|
|DRYANTILLA|
|POSTUMUS|
|LAELIANUS|
|MARIUS|
|VICTORINUS|
|DOMITIAN II|
|TETRICUS I|
|TETRICUS II|
|QUIETUS|
|MACRIANUS|
|CLAUDIUS II|
|QUINTILLUS|
|AURELIAN|
|SEVERINA|
|ZENOBIA|
|VABALATHUS|
|TACITUS|
|FLORIAN|
|PROBUS|
|SATURNINUS|
|CARUS|
|CARINUS|
|MAGNIA| |URBICA|
|NIGRIAN|
|NUMERIAN|
|JULIAN I|
|DIOCLETIAN|
|MAXIMIAN|
|CARAUSIUS|
|ALLECTUS|
|DOMITIUS| |DOMITIANUS|
|CONSTANTIUS I|
|THEODORA|
|GALERIUS|
|GALERIA| |VALERIA|
|SEVERUS II|
|MAXENTIUS|
|ROMULUS|
|CONSTANTINE I|
|HELENA|
|FAUSTA|
|ALEXANDER|
|LICINIUS I|
|CONSTANTIA|
|MAXIMINUS II|
|LICINIUS II|
|CRISPUS|
|VALERIUS| |VALENS|
|MARTINIAN|
|CONSTANTINE II|
|DELMATIUS|
|HANNIBALLIANUS|
|CONSTANS|
|CONSTANTIUS II|
|MAGNENTIUS|
|DECENTIUS|
|NEPOTIAN|
|VETRANO|
|CONSTANTIUS| |GALLUS|
|JULIAN II|
|JOVIAN|
|VALENTINIAN I|
|VALENS|
|PROCOPIUS|
|GRATIAN|
|VALENTINIAN II|
|THEODOSIUS I|
|AELIA| |FLACCILLA|
|MAGNUS| |MAXIMINUS|
|FLAVIUS| |VICTOR|
|EUGENIUS|
|HONORIUS|
|CONSTANTINE III|
|CONSTANS II|
|MAXIMINUS|
|PRISCUS| |ATTALUS|
|JOVINUS|
|SABASTIANUS|
|CONSTANTIUS III|
|GALLA PLACIDIA|
|JOHANNES|
|VALENTINIAN III|
|LICINIA| |EUDOXIA|
|HONORIA|
|PETRONIUS| |MAXIMINUS|
|AVITUS|
|MAJORIAN|
|LIBIUS| |SEVERUS|
|ANTHEMIUS|
|EUPHEMIA|
|ANICIUS| |OLYBRIUS|
|GLYCERIUS|
|JULIUS NEPOS|
|ROMULUS| |AUGUSTUS|
|ARCADIUS|
|EUDOXIA|
|PULCHERIA|
|THEODOSIUS II|
|EUDOCIA|
|MARCIAN|
|LEO I|
|VERINA|
|LEO II|
|ZENO|
|ARIADNE|
|BASILISCUS|
|ZENONIS|
|LEONTIUS I|
|ANASTASIUS I|
|ANONYMOUS| |COINAGE|

ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez


Crispina 

? 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. 
 
 
It 's easier to find a bronze Sestertius or Dupondius of Crispina than it is a Denarius which is atypical of second century Roman imperial coinage. It 's unlikely that this was any sort of intentional design apart from an administrative oddity. While the abundance of total coins of Crispina and Lucilla 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 it 's 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 too.  

Busts: 

1) Draped bust left 
2) Draped bust right 

 

Obverses: 

 
1) CRISPINA AVG 
2) CRISPINA AVG IMP COMMODI AVG 
3) CRISPINA AVGVSTA 

 

Reverses: 

 
1) CERES 
2) CONCORDIA 
3) DIANA LVCIFERA 
4) DIS CONIVGALIBVS 
5) DIS GENITALIBVS 
6) FECVNDITAS 
7) HILARITAS 
8) IVNO 
9) IVNO LVCINA 
10) IVNO REGINA 
11) LAETITIA 
12) PVDICITIA 
13) ROMAE AETERNAE 
14) SALVS 
15) VENVS 
16) VENVS FELIX 
17) VENVS VICTRIX 

 

Types: 

 
1) Altar 
2) Ceres seated left, holding grain ears and torch. 
3) Ceres standing left, holding grain ears and torch. 
4) Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia. 
5) Concordia seated left, holding patera and two cornucopiae. 
6) Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia 
7) Diana standing right, holding torch with both hands. 
8) Hands, in handshake. 
9) Hilaritas standing left, holding palm and cornucopia. 
10) Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter. 
11) Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; peacock to lower left. 
12) Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder on globe. 
13) Pudicitia seated left, touching chest 
14) Pudicitia standing left, pulling veil. 
15) Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear. 
16) Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar. 
17) Venus seated left, holding Minerva 
18) Venus seated left, holding Minerva and scepter. 
19) Venus seated left, holding Victory and scepter; dove under chair. 
20) Venus standing left, holding apple and pulling dress from shoulder. 
21) Venus standing left, holding apple and scepter. 
22) Venus standing right, facing away, leaning on column, holding helmet and scepter. 

 

Mint: 

 
1) Roma 

 
 
AU Aureus Reference(s) 
 
1)  B2 O3 R16 T18 RIC 287 (Commodus) 

 
 
AR Denarius 
 
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 

 
 
AE Sestertius 
 
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 

 
 
AE As 
 
16) B2 O3 R11 T12 RIC 683 (Commodus) 
17) B2 O3 T09 T10 RIC 680 (Commodus) 

 

Crispina Busts 

Crispina Types