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E-auction 197-126999 - CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus

CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 55 €
Maximum bid : 61 €
End of the sale : 23 January 2017 14:11:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 4e trimestre 322 - 1er trimestre 323
Date: 322-323
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,00 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,06 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec un joli buste au droit. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IVL CRISP-VS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et cuirassé de Crispus César à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant la lance transversale de la main droite et le bouclier posé sur l’épaule gauche (E*1).
Obverse translation : “Iulius Crispus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Jules Crispus très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS/ V.O/TIS/ XX/ -|-// .STR..
Reverse description : Autel inscrit surmonté d'un globe et de trois étoiles.
Reverse translation : “Beata Tranquillitas/ Votis vicennalibus”, (L'Heureuse Tranquillité/ Vœux pour le vingtième anniversaire de règne).

Commentary


Buste de la plus grande rareté. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente qui semble beaucoup plus rare que ne 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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