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E-auction 397-310044 - DOMITIANUS As

DOMITIANUS As VF
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 37 €
End of the sale : 23 November 2020 14:19:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : As
Date: 77-78
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,92 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS V.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Augusti Filius Domitianus Consul quintum”, (césar fils d’auguste Domitien consul pour la cinquième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S|C.
Reverse description : Spes (l'Espérance) marchant à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et relevant un pan de sa robe de la main gauche.

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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