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Domitia, Wife of Domitian, who Reigned 81 - 96 A.D.

Domitia Longina was the daughter of the famous general Cnaeus Domitius Corbulo and was taken from her husband and married to Domitian in 70 A.D. In 83 A.D. she was exiled for her affair with the actor Paris. Later Domitian seems to have forgiven her, as ancient sources indicate her as a part of the plot that ended the emperor's life. She died in the reign of Trajan or Antoninus Pius.

Apollonis, Lydia, 79 - 96 A.D.

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Apollonis, Lydia, was located south of Apollonia in Mysia, on the river Cissus, a tributary of the Hyllus, 56 km from Pergamum, and the same distance from Sardis. It was named after the queen Apollonis, the mother of Eumenes II and Attalus II of Pergamum. It was mentioned by Cicero. In 17 A.D., it was destroyed by the great earthquake that destroyed twelve cities of Asia Minor. Tiberius rebuilt the city. It issued coins from the time of Domitian to Severus Alexander. The site of Apollonis is located near Mecidiye, Turkey.
RP89411. Bronze AE 16, RPC II 951; SNG Cop 20; BMC Lydia p. , 17; Waddington 4866; SNGvA -; BMC Lydia -, F, green patina, earthen deposits, edge crack, scattered porosity, weight 1.797 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 180o, Apollonis (near Mecidiye, Turkey) mint, 79 - 96 A.D.; obverse ΘEON CYN-KΛHTON, draped female bust of the Senate right, with the features of Domitia; reverse AΠOΛΛO/NI∆EΩN, kithara (lyre); rare; $50.00 (€42.50)

Domitia, Wife of Domitian, Who Reigned 81 - 96 A.D. Ancient Counterfeit

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RS42742. Fouree silver plated denarius, cf. RIC II 151, RSC II 2 (official, Rome, R2), aVF, core exposure, weight 2.632 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 180o, illegal mint, obverse DOMITIA AVGVSTA IMP DOMIT, draped bust of Domitia right; reverse CONCORDIA AVG (harmony of the Emperor)VST, peacock standing right; SOLD

Domitia, Wife of Domitian, who reigned 81 - 96 A.D., Thyatira, Lydia

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The legends on this type are found either reading inwardly or outwardly. - Roman Provincial Coins, Volume II
RP81441. Bronze AE 18, RPC II 945, VF, weight 2.835 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 225o, Thyatira (Akhisar, Turkey) mint, obverse ∆OMITIA CEBACTH, draped bust of Domitia right; reverse ΘYATEIPHNΩN, tripod altar; attractive black patina with reddish earthen fill highlighting; SOLD





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