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brm_547406 - DOMITIANUS Dupondius

DOMITIANUS Dupondius XF
195.00 €(Approx. 214.50$ | 171.60£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 90-91
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 13,64 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Joli portrait de Domitien. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Domitien à droite (O).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus Consul quartum decimum Censor Perpetuus Pater Patriæ", (L'empereur césar Domitien auguste germanique consul pour la quatorzième fois censeur perpétuel père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVTI - AVGVSTI/ S|C.
Reverse description : Minerve ou Virtus (la Virilité), casquée et drapée debout à droite, le pied droit posé sur un casque, tenant le parazonium de la main droite et un long sceptre ou une javeline de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Virtuti Augusti”, (À la Virilité de l'auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ce revers se rencontre aussi pour l’as (RIC. 373).

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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