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E-auction 327-243047 - DOMITIANUS As

DOMITIANUS As VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 33 €
End of the sale : 22 July 2019 14:20:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : As
Date: 88-89
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,93 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure régulière. Monnaie parfaitement lisible. Portrait agréable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM - COS XIIII CENS PER P P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus Consul quartus decimus Censor Perpetuus Pater Patriæ", (l’empereur césar Domitien auguste vainqueur des Germains consul pour la quatorzième fois censeur perpétuel père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVTI - AVGVSTI/ S|C.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) debout à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien et vêtue du chiton, tenant une longue haste de la main droite et le parazonium de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Virtuti Augusti”, (au courage de l’auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


DOMITIEN

(12/69-18/09/96) Titus Flavius Domitianus

August (13/09/81-18/09/96)

Domitian, born in 51, became august 81 in succeeding his brother. In 86, the Capitoline games are organized for the first time. The Flavian Palace was erected on the Palatine. In 88, the secular games were celebrated with pomp. The first campaign was launched on Dacia ending with a compromise peace, leaving Decebalus master of the situation. Domitian is coming off a brilliant campaign against the Sarmatians and the Swabians (IMP XXII). Agricola died in disgrace 23 August 93. In 95, Domitian executed Flavius ​​Clemens, his cousin. The following year, Domitian was murdered at the instigation of his wife and the prefect of the Praetorium.

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