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Dupondius of Domitian
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Dupondius of Domitian


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Description Obverse: Head of Domitian, radiate, right; beaded border. Reverse: Fortuna, standing left, draped, holding cornucopia in left hand, rudder in right; beaded border. This dupondius was worth 1/200 of a gold aureus.
Exhibitions
  • From Rubens to the Grand Tour. Academy Art Museum, Easton. 2015.
Provenance Harold Landon, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1943, by gift.
Inscriptions [Inscription, Latin; obverse] IMP(erator) CAES(ar) DOMIT(ianus) AVG(ustus) GERM(anicus) CO(n)S(ul) XV CENS(or) PER(petuus) P(ater) P(atriae) [Translation] Imperator, Caesar Domitian Augustus Germanicus, consul for the 15th time, permanent censor, father of his country [Inscription, Latin; reverse] FORTVNAE AVGVSTI; S(enatus) C(onsulto) [Translation] To the fortune of the Augustus, by senatorial decree
Credit Gift of Harold Landon, 1943

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Period
90-91 CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
bronze; struck
(Coins & Medals)
Accession Number
59.646
Measurements
Max diam: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
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