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E-auction 558-491929 - brm_583131 - CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus

CRISPUS Centenionalis ou nummus XF/AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 38 €
Maximum bid : 58 €
End of the sale : 25 December 2023 14:16:40
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Centenionalis ou nummus
Date: 4e trimestre 321 - 1er trimestre 322
Date: 321-322
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Frappe molle au droit. Très joli revers. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Buste lauré 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 (F*).
Obverse translation : “Iulius Crispus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Jules Crispus très noble césar).


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 ).


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse, baudrier et bouclier cloutés. Au revers, globe orné de deux globules. Un exemplaire similaire a été proposé dans MONNAIES 38, n° 1246 (estimation 225/450€).

Historical background




Crispus is the son of Constantine and Minervine. Born around 300, he was named Caesar in 317 with Constantine II and Licinius II. Rightly or wrongly, he is accused by his stepmother of wanting to abuse her. Faced with these accusations, Constantine had his eldest son put to death in early 326.

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