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E-auction 349-263020 - CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus

CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 40 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 23 December 2019 14:12:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 324-325
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,8 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Buste très particulier pour un césar qui semble diadémé. Joli revers. Patine vert noir granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Crispus à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*1).
Obverse translation : “Flavius Iulius Crispus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Flavien Jules Crispus très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS/ -|-// SMKA.
Reverse description : Porte de camp surmontée de deux tourelles et d’une étoile.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Cæsarum”, (À la providence de nos césars).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges visibles des deux côtés du paludamentum. Six rangs verticaux de pierres. Sur cet exemplaire le buste semble diadémé au lieu de lauré !.

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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