7-1291

RIC VII, ARLES [before 247], CRISPUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [IRREGULAR COIN]

  

OBVERSE

IVLCRIS-PVSNOBC [IVL CRISPVS NOB C]; head r., laur.

REVERSE

MURORTSONMVRASEAC [Retrograde CAESARVM NOSTRORVM (sic!)]; in laurel wreath VOT/X. ARLQ in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND. RIC does not list this obv. legend for Crispus' coins minted in Arles. However, in footnote 244 on p. 260 Bruun mentions a specimen from Ashmolean Museum with similar obverse, but claims that it "has to be regarded as irregular". Note also retrograde legend on rev.

NOTES

Weight 2.95 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin offered on CGB auction in April 2012.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski