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E-auction 349-263063 - DOMITIANUS Sesterce

DOMITIANUS Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 36 €
End of the sale : 23 December 2019 14:34:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 82
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 34 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 23,99 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure très importante, lisible e identifiable. Patine marron foncé

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES DIVI VESP P. F. DOMITIAN AVG [P M].
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Divi Vespasiano Pii Filius Domitianus Augustus Pontifex Maximus”, (L’empereur césar fils du divin Vespasien pieux Domitien auguste grand pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : TR P COS VIII - DES VIIII P P.
Reverse description : Minerve casquée et drapée debout à gauche, la main gauche sur la hanche et tenant un sceptre long de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Tribunicia Potestate Consul octavum designatus nonum Pater Patriæ”, (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la huitième fois désigné pour la neuvième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2.
C’est l’une des premières émissions de bronze du règne personnel Domitien. Ce type se rencontre dès la fin de l’année 81. L’indication du consulat désigné pour 83, indique normalement que la pièce a été frappée en fin d’année, généralement en décembre. Domitien, pendant son règne revêt le consulat dix fois sur quinze années de règne.

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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