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Live auction - brm_549928 - DOMITIANUS Denier

DOMITIANUS Denier AU/AU
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Type : Denier
Date: 80
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,38 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de Domitien. Revers légèrement taché. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Divi Filius Domitianus Consul septimum”, (César, fils du divin (Vespasien) Domitien consul pour la septième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PRINCEPS - IVVENTVTIS.
Reverse description : Autel allumé et enguirlandé.
Reverse translation : “Princeps Iuventutis”, (Prince de la jeunesse).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. L’autel est orné d’une guirlande.

Historical background


DOMITIEN

(12/69-18/09/96) Titus Flavius Domitianus

Caesar under Titus (24/06/79-13/09/81)

Domitian received the title of Caesar, thus heir to the Empire, along with his brother Titus in December 69 but it was only present in Rome with his uncle Flavius ​​Sabinus who perished in the burning of the Capitol. It is proclaimed "Princeps Iuventutis" (Prince of Youth), a title he retained even after the death of his father in 79. After his brother Titus September 13, 81, some say murdered at the instigation of Domitian himself, he became Emperor for a lamentable reign that eventually his assassination.

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