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brm_468158 - DOMITIANUS Dupondius

DOMITIANUS Dupondius VF
80.00 €(Approx. 88.80$ | 72.80£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 95-96
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 10,84 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante mais beau droit. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Domitien à droite (O).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus Consul septimum decimum Censor Perpetuus Pater Partiæ", (l’empereur césar Domitien auguste vainqueur des Germains consul pour la dix-septième fois censeur à vie 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


Poids léger.

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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