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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

Coin image Domitian
Bronze as issued AD 80/81.
Obv: CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing holding scales and sceptre, SC across.
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $110.00
Coin image Domitian
Silver denarius issued AD 79.
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands with legionary eagle on prow behind.
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $150.00
Coin image 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