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RIC VII, SIRMIUM [after 15], CRISPUS, UNLISTED FOR RULER

   

OBVERSE

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

REVERSE

FELICITAS ROMANORVM [FELICITAS ROMANORVM]; Emperor stg. l., in military dress, under arch between two sons, each holding sceptre and globe. SIRM in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED FOR RULER. RIC lists this type only for Constantine I (p. 469). Note that similar AR issue was minted in Thessalonica [THESSALONICA 140A-140C, p. 718 ["Addenda and Corrigenda"]; click for picture of THESSALONICA 140B] and a few years later in Nicomedia, known for Constantine I (incorrectly attributed as Heraclean issue), Constantine II and Constantius II [HERACLEA 105, p. 556, n. 105; NICOMEDIA 142-143, p. 623].

Note also that in footnote 15 on p. 469 Bruun mentions "coin with the obv. D N CRISPVS NOB CAESAR (B5) on a Becker die" (see: Hill, G. F., Becker the Counterfeiter, 1924, no. 262 [click for picture]). Coin should be listed after SIRMIUM 15.

See also:
SIRMIUM [after 15], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED FOR RULER

NOTES

Light miliarense. Weight 3.64 g. Coin from LHS Numismatik auction 102 (lot 464), April 2008.

Other specimens:

- sold on LHS Numismatik auction 95 (lot 850) in October 2005 for CHF 7,400; weight 3.59 g [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski