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brm_595789 - DOMITIANUS As

DOMITIANUS As VF
150.00 €(Approx. 181.50$ | 133.50£)
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Type : As
Date: 73
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,00 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,41 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à gauche (O*1).
Obverse translation : "Cæsar Augusti Filius Domitianus Consul quartum", (César fils d'auguste (Vespasien) Domitien consul pour la quatrième fois".

Reverse


Reverse legend : AE-[QVITAS] - AVGVST/ S|C.
Reverse description : Aequitas (l’Équité) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Æquitas Augusti”, (L’Équité de l’auguste).

Commentary


Portrait inhabituel. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


DOMITIEN

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

Caesar under Vespasian (12/69-24/06/79)

Domitian received the title of Caesar, thus heir to the Empire, along with his brother Titus in December 69 but it was only present in Rome with his uncle Flavius ​​Sabinus who perished in the burning of the Capitol. It is proclaimed "Princeps Iuventutis" (Prince of Youth), a title he retained even after the death of his father in 79. After his brother Titus September 13, 81, some say murdered at the instigation of Domitian himself, he became Emperor for a lamentable reign that eventually his assassination.

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