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brm_589410 - DOMITIANUS Denier

DOMITIANUS Denier VF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2020)
Price : 60.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: janvier - juin
Date: 79
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,34 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré à l’usure importante mais régulière. Joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CAESAR AVG F - DOMIT COS VI.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Augusti Filius Domitianus Consul sextum”, (césar fils d’auguste, Domitien consul pour la sixième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PRINCEPS - IVVENTVTIS.
Reverse description : Vesta voilée trônant à gauche, tenant le palladium de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Princeps Iuventutis”, (Prince de la jeunesse).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Denier frappé sous le règne de Vespasien. Cependant la fabrication de ce denier a pu continuer sous le règne de Titus.

Historical background


DOMITIEN

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

Caesar under Vespasian (12/69-24/06/79)

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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