7-784

RIC VII, THESSALONICA [before 72], CRISPUS, UNLISTED ISSUE

   

OBVERSE

FLIVLCRISPVSN-OBCAESAR [FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAESAR]; bust l., helmeted, cuir., spear pointing forward, shield.

REVERSE

VOTAORBISETV-RBISSENETPR [VOTA ORBIS ET VRBIS SEN ET P R]; circular cippus with vota XX/XXX/MVL/FEL set on square basis; fire on top of cippus, two stars in fields. •TS•Є• in exergue.

NOT IN RIC

UNLISTED ISSUE. RIC lists similar issue from Aquileia minted for Constantine I, Constantine II, Crispus and Licinius I (p. 403). The presence of Licinius suggests that the date is 320-321, Constantine's quindecennial year. Another similar issue from Siscia is mentioned in "Addenda and Corrigenda"; known only for Crispus and Constantine II (p. 716-717). Coin should be listed before THESSALONICA 72.

See also:
THESSALONICA [before 72], CONSTANTINE II, UNLISTED ISSUE

NOTES

AR medallion. Weight 5.85 g. Coin sold on Numismatica Ars Classica auction 46 (lot 714) in April 2008 for CHF 75,000.


NOT IN RIC © 2004 Lech Stępniewski