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brm_336819 - DOMITIANUS Denier

DOMITIANUS Denier AU
175.00 €(Approx. 196.00$ | 161.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 79
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait juvénile de Domitien. Revers de style fin inhabituel. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

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 : Salus (la Santé) debout à droite, les jambes croisées, appuyée sur une colonne, tenant une patère de la main droite et un serpent de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Princeps Iuventutis”, (Prince de la jeunesse).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2.

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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