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bpv_537354 - DOMITIANUS Unité

DOMITIANUS Unité XF/VF
70.00 €(Approx. 76.30$ | 58.10£)
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Type : Unité
Date: 160
Date: 92-93
Mint name / Town : Irenopolis, Cilicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 5,19 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré. Joli portrait de Domitien. Quelques faiblesses sur les légendes. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUTOKRATWR KAISAR DOMITIANOS.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Domitien).

Reverse


Reverse description : Hygieia debout à droite tenant une branche et nourissant un serpent.
Reverse legend : IRHNOPOLITWN ET BM.
Reverse translation : (d’Irenopolis, an 42).

Historical background


DOMITIEN

(12/69-18/09/96)

Caesar under Titus

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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