Solidus with bust of Crispus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 324


Mint: Bithynia, Nicomedia

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm.

Accession Number

35.279

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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)