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Wife of Caracalla

Crispina was the daughter of one of Marcus Aurelius' loyal generals, whom the Aurelius rewarded by having his daughter marry the emperor's own son Commodus. Evidently Crispina was implicated in one of the senatorial plots to overthrow Commodus in A. D. 182. She was banished to the island of Capreae and later murdered in 183.

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