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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 1076

Domitian. As Caesar, AD 69-81. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.30 g, 6h). Rome. Struck under Vespasian, AD 75.

Triton XXIV
Lot: 1076.
 Estimated: $ 20 000

Roman Imperial, Coin-in-Hand Video, Gold

Sold For $ 46 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Domitian. As Caesar, AD 69-81. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.30 g, 6h). Rome. Struck under Vespasian, AD 75. CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III, laureate head right / PRINCIPS (sic) IVVENTVT, Spes, draped, advancing left, holding up flower in right hand and with left raising hem of skirt. RIC II 787 (Vespasian), note 151; Calicó 913; BMCRE 154 (Vespasian); BN 131-4 (Vespasian) var. (reverse legend); Adda 74 var. (same); Biaggi 426 var. (same); Jameson 78 var. (same); Mazzini 374 var. (same). Attractively toned, underlying luster. Choice EF.

Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA VIII (24 November 2014), lot 92 .

Coins struck of Domitian as Caesar follow the Flavian convention of highly realistic portraiture. He is depicted with a thick neck and a compact, fleshy face similar to those of his father, Vespasian, and brother, Titus. Here, he also sports a scruffy "chin beard," a fashion popularized by Nero. Soon after he was acclaimed as Augustus in AD 81, his image underwent a complete makeover to a slimmed-down and idealized effigy.

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session Three, which begins 20 January 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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