RPC IV.4, 3398


Image of specimen #2


Coin type
Volume IV.4
Number 3398
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Commodus
Person (obv.) Crispina (Augusta)
Issue Year ΚΒ = 22
Dating AD 181/2
Obverse design draped bust of Crispina, right
Reverse inscription L ΚΒ
Reverse design helmeted figure (Ares or Roma?) in military dress standing, left, raising hand, holding long sceptre or spear(?)
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 23 mm
Reference D 3975, DS 9683
Specimens 2 (0 in the core collections)
Die-links 2: same obv. die as 3358/1, 3369/1–2, 3396/1.
Note Dattari read L ΚΒ on D 3975 and the numerals are also reasonably clear on the rubbing in DS. The continued use of the older form, ΚΡƐΙϹΠƐΙΝΑΝ ϹƐΒ ΑVΤ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟV ϹƐΒ, is probably to be explained by the carrying over of an obverse die from years 19 and 20, although the die-link is not absolutely certain. As no AE 23 are known for Crispina in year 21, the reuse of an old die from years 19 and 20 in year 22 is understandable.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     DS 3975 (not = D 3975)
2 2     ✸ DS 9683 = D 3975