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Roman Empire

Ruler: Crispina Wife of Commodus
Reigned: married 178 AD - died 189 AD
Denomination: AE Sestertius
Mint: Rome
Date of Issue: 180-182 AD
Obverse: Bust draped right. "CRISPINA AVG."
Reverse: Salus seated left, feeding serpent rising from altar. "SALVS" "S/C" either side.
Reference: RCVM 6010, RIC 672a
Weight: 28.1 gms
Diameter: 31.3 mm

BRUTTIA CRISPINA - wife of Commodus

  • Crispina's father, Galus Bruttius Praesens, had campaigned with Marcus Aurelius in the Danube wars.
  • Commodus married her in 178. He was 16.
  • In 189 Bruttia Crispina was banished to Capri and then executed for adultery.

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