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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1872,0709.507

  • Denomination

    • sestertius
  • Description

    Copper alloy coin.(obverse) Head of Domitian, laureate, right.
    (reverse) Domitian seated right on platform, approached by two citizens with open sacks; in background, four-column temple.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 88
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 25.59 grammes
    • Die-axis: 6 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        COS XIIII LVD SAEC A POP
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        FRVG AC
      • Inscription Comment

        on platform
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse exergue
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        S C
  • Curator's comments

    The reverse shows one of the ceremonies connected with the Ludi saeculares, with Domitian receiving fruges - wheat, oats and beans - from the people.

  • Bibliography

    • RE2 419, p.392 bibliographic details
    • PCR 520 bibliographic details
    • RIC2.1 606, p.307 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1872,0709.507

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE2p392.419
Copper alloy coin.

Obverse & Reverse

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