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brm_644542 - DOMITIANUS Sesterce

DOMITIANUS Sesterce MS
8 500.00 €(Approx. 9605.00$ | 7225.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 04 - 10
Date: 85
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 34,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 26,11 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Portrait fantastique ainsi qu’un joli revers, bien détaillé. Fabuleuse patine vert émeraude avec de jolis reflets

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM - COS XV CENS PER P P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée 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 : ANÉPIGRAPHE/ -|-// SC.
Reverse description : Domitien debout à gauche, vêtu militairement, tenant un foudre de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche couronné par Victoria (la Victoire) debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant une palme de la main gauche.

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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