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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 516

Domitian. AD 81-96. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.60 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 92-94.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 516.

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, 7.60 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 92-94. DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS, bare head right / GERMANICVS above, COS XVI in exergue, Domitian standing left in slow triumphal quadriga, holding laurel branch in right hand and scepter in left; Victory left, crowning trophy, on side of chariot. RIC II.1 749; Calicó 853; BMCRE 213; BN 190; Biaggi –; Jameson –; Mazzini 161. Lustrous, short flan crack, some scratches on reverse, a few minor edge marks. Near EF. Rare.

Domitian always stood in the shadow of his father and elder brother. Vespasian and Titus had been heaped with military and civic honors throughout their long and distinguished careers. When he became emperor in AD 81, Domitian sought to gain the glory that would equal or exceed that his father and brother had won in the Jewish War, and launched a series of moderately successful campaigns against the Germans and Dacians. This aureus proclaims him as Germanicus, a title he had assumed about a decade earlier, and serves as a memoir of his triumph in AD 89.

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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