Reverse: Venus seated, with scepter and Cupid with garland; dove below sto...

Obverse: Draped bust of Crispina

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Rome
Material: Gold
Denomination: Aureus
Issuing Authority: Commodus
Actual Weight: 6.13 g.
Die Axis: 11
Date: exact 180 AD - ca. 183 AD
Dimensions: 19.5 mm.
Region: Latium
Period: Antonine

Obverse Type: The draped figure of Venus is seated near profile to the left. She holds a scepter upright in her left hand, and a figure of Cupid in her outstretched right hand. Cupid holds a garland in both hands. Below her seat is a dove, facing left.

Date Description: A.D. 180 -183 or later

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial aureus

Sources Used: BMCRE IV, 696, no. 48 (7.27 gm.)