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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1978,1021.5

  • Denomination

    • sestertius
  • Description

    Copper alloy coin.(obverse) Bust of Domitian, laureate, draped and cuirassed, right.
    (reverse) Equestrian statue of Domitian right (equus maximus Domitiani).

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 95-96
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 24.64 grammes
    • Die-axis: 6 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse exergue
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        S C
  • Curator's comments

    The coin depicts an equestrian statue of Domitian erected in the Roman forum in 91 AD in honour of Domitian's German campaigns.

  • Bibliography

    • RIC2.1 797, p.324 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1978

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1978,1021.5

sestertius coin of Domitian

sestertius coin of Domitian

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