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E-auction 265-186921 - brm_450043 - CRISPUS Follis ou nummus

CRISPUS Follis ou nummus AU/AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 67 €
Maximum bid : 99 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:19:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 317
Mint name / Town : Aquilée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait de Crispus. Petite faiblesse de frappe au revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : 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 : "Crispus Nobilissimus Cæsar", (Crispus très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PRINCIPIA I-VVENTVTIS/ -|-// AQT.
Reverse description : Mars ou Crispus debout de face tourné à droite casqué, vêtu militairement, tenant de la main gauche une haste renversée et appuyé de la main droite sur un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Principia Juventutis”, (Les principes de la jeunesse).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


CRISPUS

(1/04/317-09/326)

Caesar

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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