Bronze coin of Crispina from Gadara (GAD0102)

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Title

Bronze coin of Crispina from Gadara (GAD0102)

Description

Local bronze coin of Crispina, wife of the emperor Commodus, from Gadara (179/180 CE)

Source

Publisher

Spijkerman 1978:144-145, no.67; Roman Provincial Coinage Online IV no.6690 (temporary #)

Date

Rights

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Monnaies, médailles et antiques, 1965.790

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

GAD0102

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Broze

Weight (g)

4,44-6.89g

Diameter (mm)

17-20mm

Province

Arabia

Region

Decapolis

Era Used

Local Era (63/64 BCE)

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Crispina, facing right

Reverse Type

Draped bust of Zeus, facing right, wearing diadem.

Obverse Legends

KPICΠΙΝΑ CEBACTH (Crispina Sebaste)

Reverse Legends

ΓΑΔΑΡ ΕWNΓΜC (of [the people of] Gadara; date=243)

Name 1

Role 1

Notes

RPC Online (IV temp no.6690) notes that the reverse image of Zeus resembles Marcus Aurelius.

Selected Bibliography

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Monnaies, médailles et antiques, 1965.790

Meshorer, Y., G. Bijovsky, and W.Fischer-Bossert. 2013. Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum (Volume 1), New York: The American Numismatic Society. (pg.1567 no.69).

Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/); [http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/6690/]

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press.

Citation

“Bronze coin of Crispina from Gadara (GAD0102),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/59.

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