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E-auction 405-317670 - CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus

CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus VF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 10 €
End of the sale : 18 January 2021 14:35:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 320
Mint name / Town : Aquilée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine vert foncé granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CRIPVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Crispus césar à droite drapé sur l’épaule gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : "Crispus Nobilissimus Cæsar", (Crispe très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS - EXERCIT/ VOT/ X/ S|F// AQT.
Reverse description : Étendard au bas duquel sont assis deux captifs ; celui qui est à gauche a les mains liées derrière le dos ; l'autre est dans l'attitude de la tristesse.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Exercitus/ Votis decennalibus", (La Virilité de l'armée/ Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire du règne).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges fines. Ce type semble plus rare que le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


CRISPUS

(1/04/317-09/326) Flavius Julius Crispus

Caesar (317-326)

Crispus, the son of Constantine and Minervine. Born about 300, he was appointed Caesar in 317 with Constantine and Licinius II II. He was accused by his stepmother wanting to abuse her, rightly or wrongly. Constantine, before the accusations made to his eldest son to death in early 326.

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