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Crispus AE 19

Crispus AE 19, Caesar AD 316-326 under his father Constantine I, minted at Aquileia, RIC 99, 19 mm, 3.2 gms, Obverse:  laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Crispus facing right, CRISPVS NOB CAES, Reverse:  Wreath in which is inscribed VOT dot X, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, dot AQS dot in exergue, a lustrous coin with lovely golden patina, an excellent portrait of this dutiful son of Constantine, detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of three letters at twelve o’clock on the reverse slightly softly struck, a very, very nice example of this issue for Crispus, Asking price:  $68 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Crispus AE 3

Crispus AE 3, son of Constantine I and Caesar AD 316-326, struck at Arles AD 321, RIC 235, 18 mm, Obverse:  laureate bust of Crispus facing right, CRISPVS NOB CAES, Reverse:  Wreath within which is inscribed VOT dot V, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, T crescent A in exergue, a lovely coin with beautiful sandy desert patina, very nice cameo-like portrait , detailed reverse, full and clear legends except for AES in CAES on the obverse ever so slightly a bit off the flan, Asking price:  $38 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Crispus AE 19

Crispus AE 19, son of Constantine I and Caesar AD 316-326, minted at Sisca AD 321-324, RIC 181b, 19 mm, 3.5 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Crispus facing right, IVL CRISPVS NOB C, Reverse:  Wreath in which is inscribed VOT dot X, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, BSIS (sunburst/sunrise) in exergue, an attractive coin with chocolate brown patina, a great portrait of this ill-fated son of Constantine, detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of a few letters in the reverse legend not fully struck up, Asking price:  $39 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Crispus AE 3 Campgate

Crispus AE 3, son of Constantine I, Caesar AD 316-326, struck at Nicomedia (Officina B), RIC 122, 18 mm, 2.9 gms, Obverse:  laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Crispus facing left, FL IVL CRISPVS NOB C, Reverse:  Campgate surmounted by two turrets/towers, a star above, PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, MNB in exergue, an attractive coin with dark chocolate brown patina, well struck and centered, Asking price:  $39 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Crispus Follis/AE3

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Crispus Follis

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Crispus AE3

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