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brm_707486 - DOMITIANUS Denier

DOMITIANUS Denier VF
70.00 €(Approx. 76.30$ | 58.10£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 80
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure importante mais régulière : la monnaie est bien identifiable. Patine grise
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, Domitien, consul pour la septième fois).

Reverse


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

Historical background


DOMITIEN

(12/69-18/09/96)

Caesar under Titus

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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