Roman Imperial Coin



Accession Number
EC1513
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Numismatics, Coin
Classification
RIC III Commodus 672A
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Second century CE/AD
Commodus
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Measurements
Diameter: 31mm | Weight: 22g
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Roman
Animal
Snake
Divine Name
Salus
Denomination (Coins)
Roman | Sestertius
Integrity (Coins)
Whole

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Description

Bronze sestertius of Crispina, wife of Commodus (reigned AD 180-192), struck in Rome between AD 178 and AD 191. The reverse depicts Salus, the Roman goddess of health.

Bibliography

RIC III Commodus 672A

Link

http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.3.com.672A

Other Identity
672 (Number on previous coin envelope) | 174/91/21 (number on previous coin envelope)
Previous Owner
Department of History and Classics, Swansea University
Acquisition
Unknown

Language
Latin
Script
Latin

Denomination

Sestertius

Mint

Rome

Obverse Legend

CRISPINA AVGVSTA

Obverse Type

draped bust of Crispina, right

Reverse Legend

[SALVS] S C

Reverse Type

Salus seated left, feeding from patera in right hand snake coiled round altar

Last modified: 09 May 2022

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