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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

34.1419

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins