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Solidus with bust of Crispus

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Obverse: Bust of Crispus to left, laureate and cuirassed, seen from back holding spear and shield. FLIVLCRIS PVSNOBCAES Reverse: Concordia, seated left holding caduceus and cornucopia. CONCORDIA AVGG NN in exergue: SMNK Struck under Constantine I.

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1922: with Naville & Cie, 6-8 rue Pécolat, Geneva, auction of the Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection (Naville sale 3, no. 197 [citing Ramon sale, Paris, 1913, no. 673]); by 1935: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 324

Mint

Nicomedia, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm.

Accession Number

35.279

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

212C

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins