Destined to become heir, Crispus was the son of Constantine the Great and his first wife Minervina. Born prior to Constantine`s rise to the throne, Crispus served his father well as soldier and commander, and had several noteworthy victories under his belt. When he captured a large enemy fleet, he became a Roman hero. Unfortunately, his stepmother Fausta, fearing competition for her own sons, accused Crispus of treason. Her ruthless actions led Constantine to condemn and execute his eldest son. When Fausta`s plan was discovered, the heartbroken emperor had his wife executed, and a golden statue erected in honor of the son he had falsely condemned. Capture a tragic Roman story with this 1,650-year-old ancient bronze coin. Each was hand struck long ago, with Crispus` portrait. Now nearly 2,000 years later, this genuine artifact from the ancient world can be yours.