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brm_550010 - DOMITIANUS Dupondius

DOMITIANUS Dupondius XF/AU
320.00 €(Approx. 345.60$ | 281.60£)
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Type : Dupondius
Date: 85
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 12,59 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Joli revers. Patine marron, agréable
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de Gitbud & Naumann e-auction 9, lot n° 477 et de la collection M.P.

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Domitien à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus Consul quartum undecimum”, (L'empereur césar Domitien auguste germanique, consul pour la onzième fois).

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


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La légende de ce revers est au datif. Outre les titres habituellement dévolus à l'empereur, Domitien est censeur perpétuel "CENSor PERpetuus", c'est-à-dire qu'il a le droit, à vie, de vérifier la liste des citoyens et de modifier l'album sénatorial.

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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