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Live auction - brm_503659 - DOMITIANUS Denier

DOMITIANUS Denier AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 30 October 2018 14:27:32
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: novembre - décembre
Date: 81
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,55 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré. Petite tête. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Ponterio

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Domitianus Augustus Pontifex Maximus, (L'empereur césar Domitien auguste grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS VII - DES VIII PP, LA LÉGENDE COMMENCE À 7 HEURES.
Reverse description : Dauphin enroulé autour d'une ancre.
Reverse translation : Consul septimum Designatus octavum Pater Patriæ", (Consul pour la septième fois, désigné pour la huitième père de la patrie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Ce denier du début du règne de Domitien est frappé sur un flan plus lourd, taillé peut-être au 1/92 L. (poids théorique 3,53 g) qui restera en vigueur pendant près de vingt ans.

Historical background


DOMITIEN

(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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