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E-auction 303-222039 - DOMITIANUS Denier

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Estimate : 110 €
Price : 54 €
Maximum bid : 54 €
End of the sale : 04 February 2019 14:35:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 94
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,49 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très légèrement décentré qui reste bien lisible. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [IMP CA]ES DOMIT AVG - GERM P M TR P XIIII.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestas quartum decimum" (L'empereur césar Domitien auguste germanique, grand pontife, revêtu de la quatorzième puissance tribunitienne).


Reverse legend : IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P.
Reverse description : Minerve ou Pallas debout à gauche, casquée, vêtue du chiton, tenant une longue javeline de la main droite.
Reverse translation : "Imperator vicesimum secundum Consul sextum decimum Censor Perpetuus Pater Patriae" (vingt-deuxième salutation Impériale, consul pour la seizième fois, censeur perpétuel, père de la patrie).


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


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

August (13/09/81-18/09/96)

Domitian, born in 51, became august 81 in succeeding his brother. In 86, the Capitoline games are organized for the first time. The Flavian Palace was erected on the Palatine. In 88, the secular games were celebrated with pomp. The first campaign was launched on Dacia ending with a compromise peace, leaving Decebalus master of the situation. Domitian is coming off a brilliant campaign against the Sarmatians and the Swabians (IMP XXII). Agricola died in disgrace 23 August 93. In 95, Domitian executed Flavius ​​Clemens, his cousin. The following year, Domitian was murdered at the instigation of his wife and the prefect of the Praetorium.

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