Cpispina – Wife

Bruttia Crispina

 Crispina

Wife of Commodus
Married 177 AD


Bruttia Crispina was the daughter of Gaius Bruttius Praesens who had fought against the Germans along side Marcus Aurelius. She was married to Commodus in 177 AD when he was only 16 years old. Shortly after their marriage, Commodus left for the northern frontier. About 10 years following their marriage, Crispina was banished to Capri and later put to death on charges of adultery.


Monetary System

Crispina denominations - R

Mints:

Obverse legend:

CRISPINA AVGVSTA

Portrait Style

Draped bust right wavy hair in bun
Draped bust right braided hair in bun
Draped bust left


DENOMINATIONS

Crispina-au

AU Aureus (7.25 grams)
AU Quinarius
AR Denarius (3.45 grams)
AE Sesterius (25.7 grams)
AE Dupondius (11.34 grams)
AE As


The Monetary History of the World
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