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Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 709

Domitian. AD 81-96. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.44 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 82.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 709.
 Estimated: $ 15 000

Roman Imperial, Gold

Sold For $ 10 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Domitian. AD 81-96. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.44 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 82. IMP CΛES DOMITIΛNVS ΛVG P M, laureate head right / TR POT IMP II COS VIII DES VIIII P P, bust of Minerva left, wearing crested helmet and aegis. RIC II 139; Calicó 937 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE p. 304, 33 note; BN 37; Biaggi –; Jameson –; Mazzini –. Much luster remaining, scratch on obverse. Good VF.

From the Provence Collection.

For unknown reasons, Minerva was highly favored by Domitian and became virtually the only Roman deity honored on his silver and gold coinage as Augustus. He also founded a legion in her name, Legio I Minervia.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.