Solidus with bust of Crispus, struck under Constantine I

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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