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Live auction - brm_553096 - DOMITIANUS Denier

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 250 €
Maximum bid : 251 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:36:46
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 79
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,45 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, très légèrement décentré au droit mais bien centré au revers. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso


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 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).


Rubans de type 2.

Historical background


(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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