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brm_625673 - DOMITIANUS Denier

DOMITIANUS Denier VF
100.00 €(Approx. 121.00$ | 88.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 76
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, ovale, centré. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H

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 3.

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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