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E-auction 299-218173 - CRISPINA Sesterce

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 70 €
Maximum bid : 76 €
End of the sale : 07 January 2019 14:28:30
bidders : 14 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 180-182
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 25,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré des deux côtés. Usure importante mais monnaie parfaitement lisible. Métal légèrement piqué. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : CRISPINA - AVGVSTA.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Crispine à droite avec un petit chignon ramené derrière la tête, vu de trois quarts en arrière (L).
Obverse translation : “Crispina Augusta”, (Crispine augusta).


Reverse legend : VENVS F-ELIX / S|C.
Reverse description : Vénus assise à gauche, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche et une Victoire de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Venus Felix”, (Vénus heureuse).

Historical background


(183) Bruttia Crispina

Augusta (177-182)

Crispina married Commodus in 177. After plotting against the life of her husband in 181 or 182, she was exiled to Capri before being executed in 183.

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