7-1846

RIC VII, ROME, CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE [VOTA PVBLICA] (Festival of Isis)

  

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

VOTAP-VBLICA [VOTA PVBLICA]; Anubis stg. l., holding sistrum (or branch) and caduceus.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. Specimen belongs to the Festival of Isis coins, first struck by Diocletian and continued until the 380s. Type of rev. listed for Crispus in Vagi (no. 3436), but neither obv. legend, nor bust is specified. Listed in Alföldi (p. 62, no. 31).

See also: Lars Ramskold, "A die link study of Constantine’s pagan Festival of Isis tokens and affiliated coin-like ‘fractions’: chronology and relation to major imperial events", Jahrbuch für Numismatik und Geldgeschichte 66, 2016, pp. 157-239.

NOTES

Weight 1.55 g; diameter 15 mm. Plate coin in Alföldi. From the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Collection (reg. no. 18236294).

Other specimens:

- from the British Museum Collection (reg. no. 1867,1223.29); weight 1.53 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski