Dupondius - Domitian FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S C; Fortuna

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Domitian (81-96)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 88-89
Value Dupondius = 1⁄8 Denarius (⅛)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 12.9 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 252076
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC II.1# 643,
Ian Carradice, Theodore Vern Buttrey; 2007. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 2.1. Vespasian – Domitian (AD 69–96). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.2_1(2).dom.643
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Domitian, radiate, right.

Lettering: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P

Translation:
Imperator Caesar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus, Consul Quartum Decimum, Censor Perpetuus, Pater Patriae.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Domitian, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans, consul for the 14th time, censor for life, father of the nation.

Reverse

Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.

Lettering: FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S C

Translation:
Fortunae Augusti.
For the good fortune of the emperor (Augustus).

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 12.651–13.14 g;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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