7-1239

RIC VII, SISCIA [before 137], CRISPUS, UNLISTED BUST TYPE [B5]

  

OBVERSE

CRISPVSNOBCAES [CRISPVS NOB CAES]; bust r., laur., cuir. [B5].

REVERSE

VIRTVS-EXERCIT [VIRTVS EXERCIT]; standard inscribed VOT/XX; captive std. on ground on either side. ΓSIS* in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED BUST TYPE - B5. Not attested for obv. legend 5b (p. 441). Note that this obv. legend [CRISPVS NOB CAES] is not listed for the earlier issue with m.m. S|F/ASIS* [SISCIA 109-118] and for the present issue [SISCIA 134-137] only var. with break C-R is attested (see example of SISCIA 137 from Bikić-Do Hoard). Note, however, that SISCIA 136-137 with VOT XX are regarded in RIC "to be irregular, or at least hybrids" (footnote 136-7 on p. 441). Coin should be listed before SISCIA 137.

NOTES

Weight 3.29 g; diameter 20 mm. Sold on Tauler & Fau E-Auction 72 (lot 2218) in December 2020 for EUR 46; sold on Roma Numismatics E-Sale 86 (lot 1494) in July 2021 for GBP 150

Other specimens:

- from the Zenon M. Collection; weight 2.89 g; diameter 18-19 mm [click for picture].


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski