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Solidus with bust of Crispus, struck under Constantine I

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Obverse: Bust of Crispus, laureate, left, shield over left shoulder, spear behind. FLIVLCRIS PVSN[O]BCAES Reverse: Victory seated right on cuirass, holding shield. Star at right. VICTORIACRISPICAES VOT/X (on shield) SMAN (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1975: with Bank Leu AG Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (Bank Leu Auktion 13, Saal der Zunft zum Kämbel, Limmatquai 52, Zurich, April 29-30, 1975, lot 498); by 1988: with Dennis Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; purchased by MFA from Dennis Devine, March 23, 1988

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 324–325

Mint

Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1988.155

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins