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E-auction 151-89599 - brm_285520 - CRISPUS Follis ou nummus

CRISPUS Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 43 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2016 14:30:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 317
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,22 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau portrait de Crispus. Revers de style fin. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Crispus César à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Flavius Iulius Crispus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Flavien Jules Crispus très noble césar).


Reverse legend : CLARITAS REIPVBLICAE/ T|F// .ATR.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié debout de face, regardant à gauche, à demi nu, le manteau sur l’épaule, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Claritas Reipublicæ”, (L’éclat du bien public).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges invisibles. Au revers, les lettres T et Fsont peut-être les initiales pour Temporum Felicitas.

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. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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