7-778

RIC VII, NICOMEDIA [after 85], CRISPUS, UNLISTED MINTMARK

  

OBVERSE

FLIVLCRIS-PVSNOBCAES [FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES]; bust l., heroic (nude), laur., spear pointing forward, shield on l. arm.

REVERSE

VIRTVS-CAESARIN [VIRTVS CAESARI N]; prince holding shield on arm, cloak flying, galloping r., charging kneeling enemy with spear; under horse, another enemy with shield. SMNP in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED MINTMARK. RIC lists for Crispus only mintmarks SMNΓ and SMNK (p. 614). Depeyrot 35/6. Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 85.

See also:
NICOMEDIA [after 85], CRISPUS, UNLISTED MINTMARK [SMNM]

NOTES

Solidus. Weight 4.45 g; diameter 20 mm. Coin sold on Roma Numismatics auction XX (lot 696) in October 2020 for GBP 48,000.

Other specimens:

- sold on CNG Triton XVIII Session 3 (lot 1245) in January 2015 for USD 35,000; sold on Leu Numismatik auction 7 (lot 1741) in October 2020 for CHF 16,000; weight 4.36 g; diameter 19 mm [click for picture];

- sold on Gemini II (lot 516) in January 2006 for USD 25,000; weight 4.49 g [click for picture];

- sold on Heritage Auctions auction 3071 (lot 34123) in January 2019 for USD 62,500; weight 4.45 g; diameter 20 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski