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Crispina coins Roman Imperial catalog

Empress Brutia Crispina (164-191?), wife of Commodus

Crispina was the daughter of Gaius Bruttius Presentus, governor of the province of Africa. Her marriage to Commodus, the son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, was consummated in 178, when the two newlyweds were both about 17 years old.

Given the character of Commodus, it is unlikely that Crispina was happy in married life. When Commodus, after the death of Marcus Aurelius, became emperor and felt himself all-powerful, he finally stopped paying attention to conventions and his wife. Especially that his actual wife was the mistress of Ummidius Quadratus, executed for preparing an assassination attempt on the emperor.

To the public, the illusion of the perfect family was still maintained until Commodus grew tired of it. He accused Crispina of adultery and exiled her to Capri, where she died (most likely not of her own accord).

 

 

coin Roman Empire Crispina as
CRISPINA AVGVSTA
IVNO LVCINA / S C

As 180-191
copper
24 mm.
Rome
Draped bust right / Crispina Augusta
Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter / Juno Shining / The command of the Senate
Value - $60-80

 

 

 

 

 

 

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