7-124

RIC VII, ARLES [before 203], CRISPUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

CRISPVS-NOBCAES [CRISPVS NOB CAES]; bust l., laur., cuir., with spear pointing forward, shield on l. arm.

REVERSE

VIRTVSE-XERCIT [VIRTVS EXERCIT]; military standard with drapery marked VOT/XX; on either side, captive std. on ground. QARL in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue only for Constantine I, Licinius II and Constantine II. General note about this issue from p. 229: "Not even the next type, Virtus exercit, is sufficiently well represented to give a clear picture of the distribution of officinae; most obverses are very scarce, if not unique. Licinius I and Crispus are entirely absent". Listed in Ferrando (no. 761; this coin). Coin should be listed before ARLES 203.

NOTES

Coin sold on eBay in December 2005 for $177.50.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski