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brm_349280 - DOMITIANUS Quadrans

100.00 €(Approx. 111.00$ | 89.00£)
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Type : Quadrans
Date: 81-96
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, bien centré des deux côtés. Usure très importante, mais identifiable. Patine vert foncé granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli


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 gauche, la tête de face.


Poids très léger. Le type avec la chouette à gauche semble plus rare.

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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