Denarius with bust of Domitia, struck under Domitian

Imperial Period
about A.D. 82–83

Mint: Italy, Rome


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.58 gm. Die Axis: 5

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Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Domitia, draped, to the right.
Reverse: Infant (deified son of Domitian), with both hands raised, seated on a globe, surrounded by seven stars.


By date unknown: with J. Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany; 1920: purchased privately from J. Hirsch by Virgil M. Brand (1861-1926), Chicago, IL; 1920-1926: Collection of Virgil M. Brand, Chicago, IL; 1926: by descent to V. M. Brand's brother, Armin William Brand; 1946: by descent to A. W. Brand's daughter, Jane Brand Allen; 1982: the V. M. Brand Collection was consigned to Sotheby's by the estate of J. B. Allen; 1983: with Sotheby Parke Bernet A.G., 20 Bleicherweg, 8022 Zürich (Brand Collection sale, part III, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, June 9, 1983, lot 302); by 1995: with Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA (sale 5395, Two Hundred Highly Important Greek and Roman Coins, July 5, 1995, lot 113); by 2007: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43 CH 8022, Zürich (Auction 41, Greek and Roman Coins, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, November 20, 2007, lot 70); purchased at NAC 41 on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; December 12, 2007: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour