Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Domitian As 'Hope'

    Domitian, as Caesar (AD 69-81). AV aureus (20mm, 7.40 gm, 12h).  Rome, AD 74-75. CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III, laureate head of Domitian right / PRINCEPS IVVENTVT, Spes walking left, holding flower in right hand and lifting hem of stola with left. RIC (Vespasian) 787. Cohen 374. Calic├│ 912b (same dies). A splendid example, crisply struck and lustrous. NGC AU? 5/5 - 5/5.

    Titus Flavius Domitianus was born in AD 51 to the respected senator and general Vespasian, who successfully seized and held the throne to conclude the civil wars of AD 68-69. As a young man, Domitian was largely overshadowed by his older brother Titus, a situation that probably shaped his dour, resentful character. In AD 79, Vespasian was succeeded by Titus as Augustus, with Domitian taking the junior position of Caesar. But Titus ruled only two years before he abruptly fell ill and died in September of AD 81, and Domitian wasted no time in seizing power as the third emperor of the Flavian dynasty. This aureus, struck during Domitian's Caesarship, pairs him with the goddess Spes ("Hope"), placing upon him the Roman people's "hopes" for continued stability under the Flavians. 


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    4th-5th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 693

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 9 days left to consign to the 2019 September 4 - 9 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The coins arrived today. Thank you very much for the special service. You are one of the reasons Heritage is such a great company to work with. Very Special!
    P.,
    Vero Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 June 6 - 9 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 June 6 - 9 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $8,299,985
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $8,017,283
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $1,965,334