Sestertius with bust of Crispina, struck under Commodus

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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)