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E-auction 353-266681 - CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus

CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 50 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:20:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 325-326
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,42 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré avec un beau portrait de Crispus. Revers de style fin. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FL IVL CRIS-PVS NOB C.
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/ -|-// SMN.
Reverse description : Porte de camp, sans battant, surmontée de deux tours entre lesquelles se trouve une étoile.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Cæsarum”, (À la providence de nos césars).

Commentary


Un seul ruban visible. Ptéryges visibles des deux côtés du buste sous le paludamentum. Six rangs verticaux de pierres au revers. Semble inédit et non recensé pour la quatrième officine.

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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