Portrait of Bruttia Crispina, wife of Commodus, ca. 183 C.E. She was Roman Empress from 178 to 191 as the consort of Roman Emperor Commodus. Her marriage to Commodus did not produce an heir, and her husband was thus succeeded by Pertinax. Crispina came from an illustrious aristocratic family, daughter of twice consul Gaius Bruttius Praesens and his wife Valeria. Crispina’s paternal grandparents were consul and senator Caius Bruttius Praesens and Laberia Hostilia Crispina.