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brm_469790 - DOMITIANUS Denier

DOMITIANUS Denier AU
320.00 €(Approx. 358.40$ | 294.40£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 77
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,50 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Remarquable exemplaire sur un flan ovale. Joli portrait et revers d’une rare beauté malgré une usure superficielle. Patine grise
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Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection AJRR et d’une electronic auction de CNG

Obverse


Obverse legend : CAESAR AVG F - DOMITIANVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Caesar Augusti Filius Domitianus”, (César fils de l’auguste Domitien).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS V À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Cavalier casqué, vêtu militairement galopant à droite, levant la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Consul quintum”, (consul pour la cinquième fois).

Commentary


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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