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Domitian

T. Flavius Domitianus
Augustus (AD 81-96)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

Son of Vespasian and brother of Titus. Domitian succeeded his brother as Augustus in AD 81. His reign is generally believed to be tyrannical although he did implement policies for the benefit of provincials. Minerva was his favourite goddess and features strongly on the reverses of his coinage


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Domitian

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Coins of Domitian currently available

Domitian
Silver denarius issued AD 80.
Obv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Garlanded and lighted alter.
Good Fine   |   AUD $120.00
Domitian
Silver denarius issued AD 81.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM, Laureate head right.
Rev: TRP COS VII DES VIII PP, Throne with a semi-circular back.
Good Fine   |   AUD $120.00
Domitian
Silver denarius issued AD 77/78.
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: COS V, She-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus.
Fine   |   AUD $130.00
Domitian
Silver denarius issued AD 95/96.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XV, Laureate head right.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P PP, Minerva standing to left, holding spear in right hand raised.
Very Fine   |   AUD $140.00
Domitian
Silver denarius issued AD 93/94.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XIII, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P PP, Minerva with thunderbolt and spear with shield at her side.
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $150.00
Domitian
Silver denarius issued AD 79.
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS VI, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus resting on column.
Very Fine   |   AUD $160.00
Domitian
Silver denarius issued AD 89.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP VIII, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: IMP XIX COS XIIII CENSP PP, Minerva holding spear.
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $160.00
Domitian
Silver denarius issued AD 80.
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus feeding snake and resting on column.
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $170.00
Domitian
Silver denarius issued AD 79.
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: CERES AVGVST, Ceres standing left holding corn ears and torch.
Nice Very Fine   |   AUD $175.00
Domitian
Silver denarius issued c. AD 95.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XV, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P PP, Minerva standing left holding sceptre and thunderbolt, shield at feet.
Nearly Extremely Fine   |   AUD $200.00
Domitian
Silver cistaphori issued AD 82.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PM COS VIII, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: Legionary eagle between two standards.
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $700.00