Ancient Roman silver denarius of empress Crispina / Venus

Ancient Roman silver denarius of empress Crispina / Venus

Code: 11748

£140.00 Approx $192.57, €163.93
 

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of empress Crispina, minted in Rome between 178 - 182 AD 

Obverse: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, "Empress Crispina" draped bust right

Reverse: VENUS, "Goddess Venus" Venus standing left, holding an apple & drawing drapery from het left shoulder.

A nice example with a great portrait and toned.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 177 - 191 AD (this coin minted between 178 - 182 AD)

SIZE: 18mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.16 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RCV 2000 Edition Number 5992, RIC 286a, Cohen 36, BMC 44note

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. London. The United Kingdom.