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RIC VII, LONDON [before 121], CRISPUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCRISPVSNOBCAES [FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES]; bust r., laur., cuir.

REVERSE

SOLIINVIC-TOCOMITI [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, raising r. hand, globe in l. S over star in left field, P in right field. PL:N in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND AND MINTMARK VARIETY. RIC lists only shorter obv. legend: CRISPVS NOB CAES (p. 104). Note two dots in m.m. In footnote to LONDON 123 on p. 104 Bruun mentions similar variety but records m.m. as a defective PLON ("The m.m. is really PL:N, the 2 dots being what remains of an original O in PLON. The other letters are quite distinct. A slight shadow to the left of the dots could be interpreted as the left side of O"). The present author definitely rejects such speculations: there are undoubtedly just two dots (sometimes one of them could be worn). Listed in Cloke-Toone as a minor variant (8.10.008 (2)).

Note also that there is an error in RIC: cross in left field instead of star (see: CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 104). Listed in Cloke-Toone (8.10.008(2)). Coin should be listed before LONDON 121.

See also:
LONDON [before 121], CRISPUS, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND
LONDON 121, CRISPUS, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]
LONDON [after 119], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED BUST TYPE AND MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]
LONDON 120, CONSTANTINE I, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]
LONDON 123, CONSTANTINE II, MINTMARK VARIETY [PL:N]

NOTES

Weight 3.24 g; diameter 19.33-19.48 mm. Plate coin in Cloke-Toone. Sold on Spink auction 8006 (lot 1220) in March 2008 for GBP 420; sold on Spink auction 15007 (lot 674) in December 2015 for GBP 120. Ex Toone collection.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski