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Live auction - brm_433749 - DOMITIANUS Aureus

DOMITIANUS Aureus MS
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Estimate : 12 000 €
Price : 7 500 €
Maximum bid : 7 500 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:51:19
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Aureus
Date: 95
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,40 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type monétaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête de Domitien avec une infime petite griffe sur le menton. Magnifique revers finement détaillé et de haut relief. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : DOMITIANVS - AVGVSTVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Domitianus Augustus”, (Domitien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GERMANICVS COS XVII.
Reverse description : Minerve casquée et drapée avec l’égide debout à gauche sur une proue rostrale de navire à droite, brandissant une javeline de la main droite et tenant un bouclier de la main gauche ; une petite chouette à ses pieds.
Reverse translation : “Germanicus Consul septimum decimum”, (Vainqueur des Germains consul pour la dix-septième fois).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Malgré la rareté du type, nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente pour ce type qui semble de la plus grande rareté et dont un exemplaire est conservé au Kunsthistorisches Museum de Vienne.

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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