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Domitian sestertius Secular Games
∆ Sestertius, 25.56g, ō 35mm, 6h, Rome, AD 88
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laurate head right
Rev.: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C in ex., Domitian standing right, dictating prayers to three kneeling matrons; in the background a four-column temple.
RIC 377 [R2]; Cohen 80; Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 33

This issue is part of a series which commemorates major events of the Secular Games which took place in october AD 88: this scene depicts the distribution of purifying incense (suffimenta) to the people. This ceremony took place at the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, which is visible in the background.
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