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Sestertius with bust of Crispina, struck under Commodus

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Obverse: Bust of Crispina, right. CRISPINA AVGVSTA Reverse: Venus seated left holding Victory in right hand and scepter in left. VENVSFELIX S C (left and right in field)


By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection; 1924: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 8 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 25-28, 1924, lot 1138); by 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

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




Coin or medal: 23.77 gm, 31 mm, 12h, 3.1 x 0.4 cm (1 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


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