A.D.) - AE Sestertius - 35mm, 23.49g
Imitative medal piece by or after Giovanni Cavino - the 'Paduan' (1500-1570)
|Obverse - IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P
Domitian, his laureate and draped bust in paludamentum right.
|Reverse - PONT MAX TR P VIII LVD SAEC
S C in exergue.
The emperor seated left, upon a suggestum,
receiving offerings from a woman and child;
before him a basket; on the side of the platform:
SVF P D behind temple.
Lawrence, Richard Hoe, "Medals by Giovanni Cavino, the 'Paduan', p14, #40.
The genuine coin of this type bears on the reverse the inscription COS XIIII LVD SAEC, S C (SVF P D behind temple)
and the obverse legend IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P
It is RIC, vol II, part I (second fully revised edition), p307, #609.
Quality: Very Fine+