7-1583

RIC VII, ARLES -/252, CRISPUS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B5], HYBRID

  

OBVERSE

CRISPVSNOBCAES [CRISPVS NOB CAES]; bust r., laur., cuir. [B5].

REVERSE

DNCONSTANTINIMAXAG [D N CONSTANTINI MAX AG]; in laurel wreath VOT/XX. P*AR in exergue [ARLES 252].

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B5, HYBRID. Bust type not attested for obv. legend 5b (p. 261). However, in footnote 254 on p. 261 Bruun mentions that "Dattari (p. 502) records the bust B5". Therefore, it is hybrid of unlisted Crispus' obverse with reverse of ARLES 252. But note also unbroken obv. legend and unexpected AG instead of AVG in rev. legend. Coin could be regarded as an ancient imitation. Otherwise, should be listed after ARLES 254.

NOTES

Weight 2.89 g; diameter 19.5 mm. From CGB Numishop (brm_243394), sold for EUR 280.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski