7-2260

RIC VII, LONDON 103, CRISPUS, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

CLARITASREIPVBLICE [CLARITAS REIPVBLICE (sic!)]; Sol stg. l., chlamys across l. shoulder, raising r. hand, globe in l. S in left field, P in right field. PLN in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND, ENGRAVER'S ERROR. Specimen similar to LONDON 103 except for ...REIPVBLICE in rev. legend instead of REIPVBLICAE. See footnote to LONDON 101 on p. 103: "In Mun, a rev legend CLARITAS REIPVBLICE (sic), unless the latter part of last A and the entire E have been obliterated, which appears unlikely in the light of the condition of the coin". Error is present on coins from different dies so it could be a permanent mistake done by a poorly literate engraver. Listed in Cloke-Toone as a minor variant together with LONDON 103 (8.09.004).

See also:
LONDON [after 101], CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED OBVERSE LEGEND [1b] AND ENGRAVER'S ERROR
LONDON 102, CONSTANTINE I, UNLISTED REVERSE LEGEND, ENGRAVER'S ERROR

NOTES

From www.colleconline.com (coll. elagabale2000).

Other specimens:

- specimen sold on eBay in August 2107 for GBP 45; weight 3.10 g; diameter 21 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski