7-1394

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [after 116], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE

  

OBVERSE

DNCRISPVSNOBCAESER [D N CRISPVS NOB CAESAR]; bust r., laur., dr., cuir.

REVERSE

PRINCIPI•IVVENTVTIS [PRINCIPI • IVVENTVTIS]; Prince in military dress, stg. r., cloak displayed, holding transverse spear in r. hand and globe in l. No m.m.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Similar to NICOMEDIA 114-116 and NICOMEDIA 183-184. Obv. legend attested in RIC only for NICOMEDIA 89. Mint uncertain; could be Ticinum. Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 116.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [after 116], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [CRISPUS NOB CAES]
NICOMEDIA [after 116], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE, BUST TYPE B4
NICOMEDIA [after 116], CONSTANTIUS II, UNLISTED ISSUE, BUST TYPE E7 l.

NOTES

AV fraction. Weight 1.73 g (probably 1½ scripula or 9 siliquae); diameter 16 mm. Sold on Triton XVI (lot 1159) in January 2013 for $22,000; sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 106 Part I (lot 1060) in May 2018 for CHF 14,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski