Crispina Sestertius

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  1. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    Not many bronzes of this unlucky lady here yet, so why not share your Crispinas?

    Mine is totally worn down and cost me just 40 Euros, but I find the portrait still elegant (forget the reverse...) and absolutely love the shiny yellow surfaces :)

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  3. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    Nice portrait!! She appears more attractive than other 'busts' I've seen. I have a very worn sestertius (unphotographed) and the following example.....plus a denarius:)

    Crispina sestertces salus seated.JPG Crispina sesterces.JPG crispina.jpg
     
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  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    What a fun thread! I'll post my Crispina Sestertii when I get home from work and have access to my photo files.
     
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  5. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    I ONLY have excess to mine at work, hi hi :)
     
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  6. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    any coins of her are good ones. i don't have any of her yet, but she's on the list. a tragic figure that deserves collecting.
     
  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    As promised, here are my Crispina Sestertii:

    Crispina Concordia Sestertius jpeg.jpg
    Rome, AD 180-182
    19.63 g; 30.3 mm
    Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right
    Rev: CONCORDIA SC, Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae
    Refs: RIC 556; BMCRE 406; RCV 6004; Cohen 6; MIR 4

    Crispina LAETITIA Sestertius.jpg
    Rome, AD 180-182
    20.50 g; 30.7 mm
    Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right
    Rev: LAETITIA SC, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder on globe
    Refs: RIC 669; BMCRE 416; RCV 6007; Cohen 27

    Crispina SALVS Sestertius 1.jpg
    Rome, AD 177-182
    21.12 g; 30.2 mm
    Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right
    Rev: SALVS SC, Salus seated left, feeding out of a patera a snake coiled around altar, left arm on side of chair
    Refs: RIC 672a; BMCRE 420; RCV 6010; Cohen 33

    Crispina SALVS Sestertius 2.jpg
    Rome, AD 178-180
    19.95 g; 28.1 mm
    Obv: CRISPINA AVG IMP COMMODI AVG, bare-headed and draped bust, right
    Rev: SALVS SC, Salus seated left, feeding out of a patera a snake coiled around altar, left arm on side of chair
    Refs: RIC 672b; BMCRE 423; RCV 6009; Cohen 32; MIR 18

    Crispina Venus Felix Sestertius.jpg
    Rome, AD 180-182
    18.62 g; 30.9 mm
    Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right
    Rev: VENVS FELIX SC, Venus seated left, holding Victory and scepter
    Refs: RIC 673; BMCRE 424; RCV 6011; Cohen 40; MIR 21
     
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  8. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    Found this one in a lot of uncleaned coins about 10 years ago:
    upload_2017-2-24_6-23-9.png Bronze Dupondius
    Rome mint
    Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA
    Rev: VENUS - Venus, standing, facing left, holding apple and drawing drapery from back of neck with right hand, between S and C
    RIC (commodus) 684
    24mm, 11.4g.
     
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  9. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Nice Crispinas, gang

    Ummm, I only have one example, but she's a big sturdy gal ...

    Crispina. Augusta, Æ Dupondius or As
    178-182 AD
    Rome mint. Struck under Commodus, AD 178-182
    Diameter: 26 mm
    Weight: 11.93 grams
    Obverse: Draped bust right
    Reverese: Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter
    Reference: RIC III 680 (Commodus); MIR 18, 13-7a



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  10. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    Maybe it is a case of "the less you see, the better" with this lady :-D.
    Your worn Sestertius portrait looks elegant as well, but have you ever seen
    a denarius of hers that could be described as "fine style"?
     
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  11. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Great Sestertius @Julius Germanicus ! Keep those Quarters a-comin' !

    I have the Full Dollar of her:

    RI Crispina m Commodus 177 CE AR denarius 2.29g Juno stdg RIC-283 O-R.JPG
    RI Crispina m Commodus 177 CE AR denarius 2.29g Juno stdg RIC-283
     
  12. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    An as, Hilaritas with long palm and cornucopiae, I think JG would be OK with this colour?:

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  13. Black Friar

    Black Friar Well-Known Member

    Some really interesting stuff. What a looker.:artist:
     
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