Roman Empire

$225.00

Domitian.

Silver Denarius (3.51 grams)

Domitian- the younger son of Vespasian and Flavia Domitilla, Domitian was born in AD 51. On the death of Titus his succession was not disputed. At first he showed great promise, but he was very unpopular with the senatorial nobility and this resulted in numerous plots and conspiracies. He was eventually murdered on September 18, AD 96, as the result of a palace plot involving his wife, Domitia, his chamberlain and the Praetorian Prefect.

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Domitian.

Silver Denarius (3.51 grams)

Domitian- the younger son of Vespasian and Flavia Domitilla, Domitian was born in AD 51. On the death of Titus his succession was not disputed. At first he showed great promise, but he was very unpopular with the senatorial nobility and this resulted in numerous plots and conspiracies. He was eventually murdered on September 18, AD 96, as the result of a palace plot involving his wife, Domitia, his chamberlain and the Praetorian Prefect.

Additional information

Origin

Ancient Rome

Date

81 – 96 A.D.

Obverse

Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TRP XV.

Reverse

Minerva standing left, holding a shield. IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P.


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