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Live auction - brm_479686 - DOMITIANUS Dupondius

DOMITIANUS Dupondius AU
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Estimate : 350 €
Price : 225 €
Maximum bid : 325 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 14:28:44
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Dupondius
Date: 90-91
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 13,74 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très belle tête de Domitien. Revers de style fin. Faiblesse de frappe sur la fin des légendes au droit et au revers. Jolie patine vert foncé, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Weil de décembre 2000, de MONNAIES 59, n° 353 et de la collection du Docteur J.-M. F

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS [PER P P].
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Domitien à droite (O).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus Consul quintum decimum Censor Perpetuus Pater Patriæ", (L'empereur césar Domitien auguste germanique consul pour la quinzième 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. 709).

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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