7-965

RIC VII, LONDON [before 214], CRISPUS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE

  

OBVERSE

CRISPVS-NOBILC [CRISPVS NOBIL C]; bust l., helmeted, cuir., dr. (sash?), shield on l. arm.

REVERSE

BEATATRAN-QVILLITAS [BEATA TRANQVILLITAS]; globe on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX in three lines; above, three stars. P in left field, A in right field. PLON in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE. This bust type substantially differs from bust type D2 l. featured on LONDON 211). But see footnote to LONDON 211 on p. 110: "The obvs. of some worn specimens much resemble the bust H2 l.". On the other hand, it cannot be marked as H2 l. (or similar), because there is no spear (see example of LONDON 214). Note also that it could be disputed whether there is shield on l. arm or decoration, like on some coins from Trier (see CORRIGENDA, VOL. VII, p. 212). Listed in Cloke-Toone (9.04.023). Should be listed in RIC before LONDON 214.

NOTES

From Guy Braun's collection.

Other specimens:

- specimen from VCoins (Besanšon Numismatique); weight 2.95 g; diameter 20 mm; rev. legend break A-N [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski