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E-auction 265-186937 - brm_479911 - DOMITIANUS Denier

DOMITIANUS Denier VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 43 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:27:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 76
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,92 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire qui présente une usure importante mais régulière. La monnaie reste parfaitement lisible. Patine grise. Joli portrait de Domitien
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CAESAR AVG F - DOMITIANVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Augusti Filius Domitianus”, (césar fils d’auguste Domitien).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS IIII.
Reverse description : Pégase au pas à droite, levant l’antérieur gauche.
Reverse translation : “Consul quartum”, (consul pour la quatrième fois).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2.

Historical background


DOMITIANUS

(12/69-18/09/96)

Caesar under Vespasianus

In December 69, Domitian received the title of Caesar - therefore heir to the Empire - at the same time as his brother Titus. He is however the only one present in Rome with his uncle Flavius Sabinus, who perishes in the fire of the Capitol. Proclaimed "Princeps Iuventutis" (Prince of Youth), he kept his title even after the death of his father in 79. After the death of his brother Titus on September 13, 81, which some describe as an assassination at the instigation of Domitian himself, he becomes emperor and opens a lamentable reign which will end with his assassination.

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