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bpv_649980 - DOMITIANUS Assarion

250.00 €(Approx. 295.00$ | 212.50£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: an 352
Mint name / Town : Arados, Phénicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beaux bustes au droit. Joli revers de style fin. Épaisse patine noire
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Paul-Francis Jacquier en 1997


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, voilé et drapé d’Astarté à droite, devant petit buste de Domitien à droite.


Reverse description : Taureau bondissant à gauche ; devant une lettre phénicienne.
Reverse legend : BNT/ ARADIWN.
Reverse translation : (An 252/ d’Arados).


Pour ce type, les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont répertorié quinze exemplaires avec un poids moyen de 7,94 g.

Historical background


(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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