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Domitius Domitianus, c. 296 - 297 A.D.

Domitius Domitianus was an usurper who briefly held power in Alexandria before being defeated by the Tetrarchs.


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From the Aiello Collection.
SH04595. Billon follis, RIC VI Alexandria 20, Choice VF, weight 7.4 g, maximum diameter 26.1 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 295 - 296 A.D.; obverse IMP C L DOMITIVS DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse GENIO POPVLI ROMANI (to the guardian spirit of the Roman People), Genius standing left, modius on head, holding patera and cornucopia, eagle at feet; A left, ALE in exergue; turquoise patina, some silvering; very rare; SOLD







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OBVERSE LEGENDS

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REFERENCES

Cohen, H. Description historique des monnaies frappťes sous l'Empire Romain, Vol. 6: Macrianus to Diocletian & Maximianus. (Paris, 1886).
Sear, D.R. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. IV: The Tetrarchies and the Rise of the House of Constantine...Diocletian To Constantine I, AD 284 - 337. (London, 211).
Sutherland, R.A.C. & C.H.V. Carson. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol VI, From Diocletian's reform to the death of Maximinus. (London, 1967).

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Roman Coins of Domitius Domitianus