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Roman Empire, Billon Nummus of Crispus (AD 316-326) - Constantine's Secret Son (Presentation Portfolio with COA)

Roman Empire, Billon Nummus of Crispus (AD 316-326) - Constantine's Secret Son (Presentation Portfolio with COA)
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Why purchase this Bronze coin of Crispus, the secret son of Contantine the Great?

Crispus was the first born son of Constantine the Great and Minervina, Constantine's first wife. He was named Caesar by his father in A.D. 317, and proved to be a competent military leader, victorious in many battles, appearing to be the logical heir apparent to Constantine. Fausta, Constantine's second wife, saw the succession of her three sons threatened, and fabricated a scandal of seduction involving Crispus, which led to his execution, and all record of his existence deleted from documents and monuments. This coin of Crispus is struck from bronze, AD 317-326.

Imagery of Constantine's Secret Son

Featured on the obverse of the coin is the bust of Crispus in military drape, head adorned with a wreath of laurel, bordered by an inscription proclaiming his name and official title in the Empire.

As was common for coinage of the Constantinian era of the Roman Empire, reverse imagery was a platform for celebrating victories and spreading propaganda, through varied imagery of allegorical figures and personifications.

Elegant Album with Certificate of Authenticity

This Roman Empire Bronze coin has been certified by a member of the American Numismatic Association as a coin issued in honor of Crispus, struck A.D. 317-326. The coin is beautifully presented in a leather-like textured album with a signed Certificate of Authenticity, accompanied by a narrative describing the role of Crispus in the Constantinian Dynasty.

Add this bronze coin of Crispus to your collection of ancient Roman Imperial coinage today!

Year of Issue:AD 307-337
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:Uncertified
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire