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brm_854578 - DOMITIANUS Denier

DOMITIANUS Denier AU/AU
195.00 €(Approx. 212.55$ | 163.80£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 92
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,00 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très beau portrait de Domitien, bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers. Patine grise

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P.
Reverse description : Minerve casquée, vêtue du chiton debout à gauche, tenant un foudre de la main droite et une javeline longue de la main gauche, un bouclier à ses pieds.
Reverse translation : “Imperator vicesimum secundum Consul sextum decimum Censor Perpetuus Pater Patriæ”, (Revêtu de la vingt-deuxième salutation impériale consul pour la seizième fois censeur perpétuel père de la patrie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


DOMITIANUS

(12/69-18/09/96)

Augustus

Domitian, born in 51, became august in 81, succeeding his brother. In 86, the Capitoline games were organized for the first time. The Flavian Palace is erected on the Palatine. In 88, the secular games were celebrated with pomp. A first campaign is launched on Dacia which ends with a peace of compromise, leaving Decebalus master of the situation. Domitian has just won a brilliant campaign against the Sarmatians and the Suevi (IMP XXII). Agricola died in disgrace on August 23, 93. In 95, Domitian had Flavius Clemens, his cousin, executed. The following year, Domitian will be assassinated at the instigation of his wife and the prefect of the Praetorium.

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