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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 514

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


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 514.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Roman Imperial, Gold

Estimate: $ 10 000

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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.1 139; Calicó 937 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE p. 304, 33 note; BN 37; Biaggi –. Much luster remaining, scratch on obverse. Good VF.

Ex 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 CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM 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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