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Live auction - brm_586546 - DOMITIANUS Denier

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 487 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 14:58:25
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 92
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,52 g.
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, centré. Superbe portrait, expressif. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso


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


Reverse legend : IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P.
Reverse description : Minerve casquée, vêtue du chiton avec l’égide flottant au vent marchant à droite, brandissant une javeline de la main droite et tenant un bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Imperator unvicesimum Consul sextum decimum Censor Perpetuus Pater Patriæ”, (Revêtu de la vingt-et-unième salutation impériale consul pour la seizième 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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