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E-auction 342-256692 - CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus

CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 04 November 2019 14:33:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 317-320
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. beau portrait inhabituel de Crispus. Frappe un peu faible au revers. Jolie patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Crispus César à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant la mappa de la main droite, un sceptre et un globe de la gauche (B*17).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Flavius Iulius Crispus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Notre seigneur Flavius Jules Crispus très noble césar).


Reverse description : Jupiter nu, debout à gauche, le manteau sur l’épaule gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre long vertical de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Conservatori Cæsarum”, (À Jupiter le protecteur de nos césars).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(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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