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Live auction - brm_599149 - DOMITIANUS Denier

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Estimate : 720 €
Price : 420 €
Maximum bid : 430 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:13:01
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: septembre - décembre
Date: 85-86
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,54 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan large, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Superbe revers, bien venu à la frappe. Portrait de toute beauté. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quintum”, (L'empereur césar Domitien auguste germanique, grand pontife, revêtu de la cuinquième puissance tribunitienne).


Reverse legend : IMP XI COS XII - CENS P P P.
Reverse description : Minerve casquée, debout à gauche, tenant un foudre de la main droite et un javelot de la gauche ; à ses pieds, à droite, un bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Imperator undecimum Consul duodecimum Censor Perpetuus Pater Patriæ”, (Revêtu de la onzième acclamation impériale consul pour la douzième fois censeur perpétuel père de la patrie).

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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