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ID number: BIRBI-R1299
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Crispina; Commodus; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 178-191
Metal: Base metal
Diameter (cm): 2.40
Weight (g): 11.25
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 2026. Ex Levis Collection, A. H. Baldwin, 1942.
Description: Obverse: Head of Crispina, bare and draped, hair in round coil at back, facing r. Reverse: Juno, veiled and draped, standing facing l., holding patera in extended r. and sceptre in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: GRISPINA ΛVGVSTΛ (Crispina Augusta). Reverse: IVNO LVCINΛ S C (Juno Lucina, S C; Translation Disputed).
Bibliography: RIC III 680.
Notes: The reverse legend refers to Juno in her role as the goddess of childbirth, Juno Lucina.
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