Bronze coin of Crispina (GER0101)

Dublin Core

Title

Bronze coin of Crispina (GER0101)

Description

Civic bronze coin from Gerasa (180-182 CE?) depicting Crispina (empress, wife of Commodus).

Source

Publisher

Roman Provincial Coinage Online IV no.6613 (temporary #) =American Numismatic Society no.1944.100.69377

Rights

Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford), via Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/)

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

GER0101

IIIF Item Metadata

UUID

303e24e6-503c-4bce-8929-46c331278998

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

9.43-12.15g (pictured=12.04g)

Diameter (mm)

23-25mm (pictured=24mm)

Province

Arabia

Region

Decapolis

Obverse Type

Draped bust of of Crispina, facing right

Reverse Type

Draped bust of Artemis-Tyche (labeled), facing right, with a quiver over her right shoulder

Obverse Legends

KPICΠΙΝΑ CEBACTH (Crispina Sebasta)

Reverse Legends

ARTEMICTVXHΓΕΡΑCWN (Artemis Tyche of the Gerasenes)

Name 1

Role 1

Notes

The design of the Crispina type is very similar to depictions of the earlier empress Lucilla (GER0117), wife of Lucius Verus.

Selected Bibliography

Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/); temp #6613 [ http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/6613/]

American Numismatic Society no.1944.100.69377 [http://numismatics.org/collection/1944.100.69377]

Meshorer, Y., G. Bijovsky, and W. Fischer-Bossert. 2013. Coins of the Holy Land: the Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection of the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum. New York; The American Numismatic Society.

SNGANS 6. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, USA, the College of the American Numismatic Society, Part 6: Palestine-South Arabia. New York: American Numismatic Society.

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press. (pp.164-165, no.27)

Citation

“Bronze coin of Crispina (GER0101),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed April 24, 2019, http://www.wireproject.org/items/show/5.

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