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E-auction 349-263062 - DOMITIANUS Dupondius

DOMITIANUS Dupondius VF
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 77 €
Maximum bid : 88 €
End of the sale : 23 December 2019 14:33:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 86
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 13,38 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Domitien à gauche avec l’égide sur l’épaule (O5).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus Consul duodecimum Censor Perpetuus Pater Patriæ”, (L'empereur césar Domitien auguste germanique, consul pour la douzième fois, censeur perpétuel, père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FORTVNAE - AVGVSTI/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) debout à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Fortunæ Augusti”, (À la Fortune de l'auguste).

Commentary


Domitien a reçu son douzième consulat le 1er janvier 86, contrairement à son titre de censeur perpétuel, obtenu en 85. Semble complètement inédit et non recensé avec le .

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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