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E-auction 91-46700 - CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus

CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 49 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 12 January 2015 15:32:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 322-323
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,00 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau buste particulier et inhabituel. Revers de style fin. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CRISPVS - NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et cuirassé de Crispus césar à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant avec pan de paludamentum, tenant une haste verticale de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche (E*4).
Obverse translation : "Iulius Crispus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Jules Crispus très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : BEATA TRANQVILLITAS/ VO/ TIS/ XX// PLC.
Reverse description : Globe surmonté de trois étoiles posé sur un autel.
Reverse translation : “Beata Tranquillitas/ Votis vicennalibus”, (L'Heureuse tranquillité/ Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne ).

Commentary


Casque lisse. Cuirass lisse pointée en cœur. Épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges fines.

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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