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brm_481902 - DOMITIANUS Denier

DOMITIANUS Denier AU/AU
225.00 €(Approx. 249.75$ | 204.75£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 1er janvier - 13 septembre
Date: 88
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Domitien de haut relief. Très joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : IMP XIIII - COS XIIII CENS P P P.
Reverse description : Minerve ou Pallas casquée, vêtue du chiton avec l’égide flottant au vent debout à droite, brandissant une javeline de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Imperator quartum decimum Consul quartum decimum Censor Perpetuus Pater Patriæ”, (Revêtu de la quatorzième salutation impériale consul pour la treizième fois censeur perpétuel père de la patrie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Portrait de toute beauté. Sur cet exemplaire, on distingue l’égide flottant derrière le buste de Minerve.

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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