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E-auction 303-222038 - DOMITIANUS Quadrans

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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 18 €
End of the sale : 04 February 2019 14:35:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Quadrans
Date: 81-96
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante mais régulière. La monnaie reste bien identifiable. Légère présence de concrétions vertes au droit. Patine marron
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste casqué et drapé de Minerve (Pallas) à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien à aigrette.


Reverse legend : S|C.
Reverse description : Chouette debout à droite, la tête de face.


Poids léger.

Historical background


(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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