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Roman Empire, Bronze As of Domitian (AD 81-96) - NGC Ch.VF (Ex: Spink, 1935) IMPORTANT PEDIGREE

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Roman Empire, Bronze As of Domitian (AD 81-96) - NGC Ch.VF (Ex: Spink, 1935) IMPORTANT PEDIGREE
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Why add this Roman Imperial Bronze As of Domitian to your collection?

Domitian was ruler of the Roman Empire from AD 81-96. Domitian was authoritarian in nature and not well liked among the members of the Senate for severely limiting their power, eventually leading to his assassination by court officials in AD 96. Struck AD 81-96, the As of Domitian was one of the smallest circulating bronze coins, weighing 10-11 grams, measuring about 28 mm in diameter.

Remarkable Design Details

Featured on the obverse is the right facing laureate portrait of Domitian with an aegis (shield crafted from goatskin), surrounded by the legend "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GEM COS XII CENS PER P P."

The image of Virtus wearing a Corinthian helmet appears on the reverse, standing with his foot on a globe, grasping a spear in his right hand and a parazonium (long triangular dagger) in his left. Virtus was the Roman mythological god of bravery and military strength, as well as the personification of Roman virtue. Inscribed "VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C."

Choice Very Fine Ancient Bronze As

This Bronze As of the Roman Empire, struck AD 81-96 for Emperor Domitian, has been graded Choice Very Fine (Ch. VF) by NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin division. Having a Sheldon Scale equivalent of 30-35, the coin will exhibit a strong strike with almost complete design details. The coin comes from a Spink collection auction in 1935.

This Roman Imperial Bronze As of Domitian will make an impressive addition to your ancient coin collection!


Year of Issue:AD 81-96
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch VF