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Aureus with bust of Crispina, struck under Commodus

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Obverse: Bust of Crispina, right, draped. CRISPINA AVGVSTA Reverse: Venus seated left, vertical scepter in left hand, Victory on right hand. Victory holds open wreath in both hands. Below seat, dove to left. VEN VSF ELIX

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; January 14, 1970: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 180–182

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 6.13 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1970.6

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins