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brm_625677 - DOMITIANUS Quinaire

DOMITIANUS Quinaire XF
150.00 €(Approx. 178.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Quinaire
Date: janvier - février
Date: 76-80
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,61 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, usure régulière. Joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H

Obverse


Obverse legend : CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Augusti Filius Domitianus Consul iterum”, (César fils de l’auguste [Vespasien] Domitien, consul pour la deuxième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIA - AVGVSTI.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) assise à gauche sur un siège, drapée, les ailes ouvertes, brandissant une couronne de la main droite tendue et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augusti”, (La victoire de l’auguste).

Historical background


DOMITIEN

(12/69-18/09/96) Titus Flavius Domitianus

Caesar under Vespasian (12/69-24/06/79)

Domitian received the title of Caesar, thus heir to the Empire, along with his brother Titus in December 69 but it was only present in Rome with his uncle Flavius ​​Sabinus who perished in the burning of the Capitol. It is proclaimed "Princeps Iuventutis" (Prince of Youth), a title he retained even after the death of his father in 79. After his brother Titus September 13, 81, some say murdered at the instigation of Domitian himself, he became Emperor for a lamentable reign that eventually his assassination.

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