7-493

RIC VII, LONDON [after 132], CRISPUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

PRINCIPIAI-VVENTVTIS [PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS]; emperor in military dress stg. r., cloak spread, holding transverse spear and globe. Crescent in left field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this issue for Constantine I only [LONDON 132] (p. 105). For Crispus and Constantine II another variant of reverse is attested: prince helmeted and leaning on reversed spear, l. hand resting on shield (see picture 135 on plate 1). Listed in Cloke-Toone (8.11.017). Should be listed in RIC after LONDON 132.

See also:
LONDON [after 132], CRISPUS, UNLISTED REVERSE TYPE (obv. legend 5b)

NOTES

Weight 3.20 g; diameter 19 mm. Coin sold on Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 204 (lot 290) in February 2009 for $66.

Other specimens:

- specimen from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1977,1005.88); plate coin in Cloke-Toone; weight 3.24 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski