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brm_506759 - DOMITIANUS As

DOMITIANUS As XF/VF
150.00 €(Approx. 166.50$ | 135.00£)
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Type : As
Date: 92 - 94
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,99 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré. Portrait avec un coup au niveau du menton. Joli revers. Patine verte et granuleuse

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus Consul sextum decimum Censor Perpetuus Pater Patriæ”, (L’empereur césar Domitien auguste germanique, consul pour la seizième fois, censeur perpétuel, père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MONETA - AVGVSTI/ S|C.
Reverse description : Moneta (la Monnaie) debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Moneta Augusti”, (La Monnaie de l'auguste).

Commentary


Revers important pour l’histoire monétaire.

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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