Classical Numismatics Discussion Members' Gallery
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register.

Members' Gallery Home | Member Collections | Last Added | Last Comments | Most Viewed | Top Rated | My Favorities | Search Galleries
Search results - "Domitia"
Domitas01C00DR.jpg
125 viewsDomitianus - AE as.Rugser
Domitas02bisC00DR.jpg
48 viewsDomitianus - AE as.Rugser
Domitas02C00DR.jpg
82 viewsDomitianus - AE as.1 commentsRugser
Domitas03D+R.jpg
55 viewsDomitianus - AE as.Rugser
Domitas04C00DR.jpg
42 viewsDomitianus - AE as.Rugser
Domitas05C00DR.jpg
37 viewsDomitianus - AE as.Rugser
Domitas06C00DR.jpg
45 viewsDomitianus - AE as.Rugser
Domitas07C00DR.jpg
68 viewsDomitianus - AE as.
D/ IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P
R/ FORTVNAE AVGVSTI SC
Cohen 131 - AD 90 or 91
Rugser
Domitas08C00DR.jpg
53 viewsDomitianus - AE as.Rugser
Domitas09C131DaR.jpg
58 viewsDomitianus - AE as.
D/ IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P
R/ FORTVNAE AVGVSTI SC
Cohen 131 - AD 90 or 91
Rugser
DOMITas10C655D+R.jpg
62 viewsDomitianus - AE as.
D/ IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P
R/ VIRTVTI AVGVSTI SC
Cohen 655 - AD 88
Rugser
DOMITdp01D+R.jpg
50 viewsDomitianus - DupondiusRugser
DOMITdp02D+R.jpg
63 viewsDomitianus - DupondiusRugser
DOMITdp04D+R.jpg
37 viewsDomitianus - DupondiusRugser
DOMITdp05D+R.jpg
35 viewsDomitianus - DupondiusRugser
Domitq01D+R.jpg
27 viewsDomitianus - QuadransRugser
Domitq02mm15C00DR.jpg
25 viewsDomitianus - QuadransRugser
Domitq05C544D+R.jpg
41 viewsDomitianus - QuadransRugser
DOMITR1D+R.jpg
36 viewsDomitianus - DenariusRugser
DOMITR2D+R.jpg
35 viewsDomitianus - DenariusRugser
DOMITR3D+R.jpg
30 viewsDomitianus - DenariusRugser
DOMITR4D+R.jpg
33 viewsDomitianus - Denarius fourrèRugser
Domitian 81-96 A.D. Denarius RSC253 RIC138.JPG
63 viewsOBV: IMP.CAES.DOMIT.AVG.GERM.P.M.TR.P.VIII
REV: IMP.XIX.COS.XIIII.CENS.P.P.P.
Minerva on vessel
nigel nicholson
DOMITIAN-1.jpg
34 viewsDOMITIAN - Æ As - 87 AD.
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, laureate bust right, with aegis
Rev.: FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S-C, Fortuna standing left with rudder & cornucopiae.
Gs. 10,5 mm. 29,3
Cohen 126, RIC 353a
Maxentius
DOMIZIAN-3.jpg
39 viewsDOMITIAN - Æ As - 90/91 AD.
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev.: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, S C across field, Virtus standing right, holding parazonium and sceptre, left foot on helmet.
Gs. 9 mm. 26,8
Maxentius
DOMIZIAN-4.jpg
25 viewsDOMITIAN - Dupondius - 86 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P. Radiate head right.
Rev: S C - Shields crossed in front of vexillum.
Gs. 9,7 mm. 27
Cohen 538, RIC 329
Maxentius
DenCnDomizio.jpg
29 viewsDenarius - 116/115 BC. Rome mint (or in Italy)
CNAEVS DOMITIVS - Gens Domitia (Curtia)
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right with curl on left shoulder, ROMA before, X behind
Rev.: Jupiter in quadriga right with thunderbolt & branch, CN DOMI in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 19,02x19,30
Crawf. 285/1, Sear RCV 161, Grueber II 490 (Italy)

Maxentius
domitian_01_1_t.JPG
27 viewsoa
Domitian.jpg
52 viewsspikbjorn
Domitianus_pont_kopiera.jpg
104 viewsObv.IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT.REV TR P COS VII DES VIII PP. Minerva adv.r. with spear and shield. Rome Ad 81 14 sep-31dec. weight.3,25 gr. RIC 56. R21 commentsspikbjorn
DOMIZIAN-5.jpg
60 viewsDOMITIAN (as Caesar) - As - 73 AD - Rome mint
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II, Laureate and draped bust right
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST S C, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and sceptre
gms 10,2 mm 26,6
RIC 694A (c), Cohen cfr 1
2 commentsMaxentius
Tetricus_I_concordia2.jpg
31 viewsTetricus I, Mint II, reverse CONCORDIA MILITVM
IMP TE[TRIC]VS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
CONCORD[IA MI]LITVM, Concordia standing left with patera an cornucopia, standard behind
Normanby -
Weight 3.62g

A previously unknown issue which links typologically to Tetricus CONCORDIA AVG issues (Mint I) and FIDES MILITVM issues (Mint II) and Domitianus' CONCORDIA MILITVM type (Mint II).
Adrianus
Domitian_denarius~0.jpg
67 viewsDOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. AR Denarius (18mm - 3.10 g). Rome mint. Struck 81 AD. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right / TR POT COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets, dolphin right above. RIC II 74; BMCRE 22; RSC 568c.

Ex H.D. Rauch 67 (26 February 2001), lot 389.
1 commentspaul1888
Domitian_Minerva_spear_left.jpg
102 viewsDOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. AR Denarius (20mm - 3.35 g). Rome mint. Struck 88-9 AD. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right / IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding spear in right hand, left hand on hip. RIC II 662 (R2); BMCRE pg. 330, note; RSC 244a. Very Rare.

Ex: Gemini Auction IX, January 8, 2012, lot 402; Ex: Harry N. Sneh Collection
5 commentspaul1888
Domitian_ric_II_272.jpg
19 viewsDOMITIAN
AE As. 85 A.D.
28.3mm, 9.2 grams

OBV: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate bust right, wearing aegis
REV: SALVTI AVGVSTI, alter
S-C across fields. Rome Mint
RIC-II-272
ziggy9
Domitian_denarius_A.jpg
63 viewsDomitian Denarius4 commentspaul1888
Vespasian_RPC_832.jpg
10 Vespasian AR Ephesus27 viewsVespasian
AR Denarius.
Ephesus Mint,
71 AD.

O: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head right

R: LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS, Titus & Domitian standing, heads left, each holding a patera, EPHE monogram in ex.

RIC 1430c, RSC 250, RPC 832, sear5 #2401
RI0064
1 commentsSosius
DOMITIAN_TAG.jpg
12 19 viewsSosius
Domitian_As_RIC_650.jpg
12 Domitian AE As33 viewsDOMITIAN
AE As, 90-92 AD

O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right

R: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Virtus standing right with spear & parazonium.

Cohen 655, RIC 650
RI0029
Sosius
Domitian_RPC_II_640.jpg
12 Domitian AE of Nicaea26 viewsDOMITIAN
AE24 (8.3g) of Nicaea, Bithynia

O: ΑΨΤ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΠ, laureate head right

R: ΡΩΜΗΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΝ ΝΕΙΚ ΠΡΩΤ ΒΙΘ ΚΑΙ Π, Roma seated left on rocks, holding wreath.

RPC II 640; RecGen 61; BMC 25. VF Ex. J. S. Wagner Collection, Triton XIII Sale, 2010, part of lot 2209
RI0032
Sosius
Domitian_Moneta_As.jpg
12 Domitian57 viewsDOMITIAN
AE As, Rome Mint, 92-94 AD

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P, laureate head right/ MONETA AVGVSTI, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.

Cohen 333, RIC 756; aVF-rough surfaces
RI0030
2 commentsSosius
Domitian_RPC_277.jpg
12 Domitian and Domitia19 viewsDomitian & Domitia
AE19mm of the Thessalian Confederacy, probably minted at Larissa.

ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΑ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΙ, laureate head of Domitian right / ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΣΣΤΗΝ, diademed bust of Domitia right.

RPC 277; Rogers 88.
RI0031
Sosius
rjb_dom_02_06.jpg
81100 viewsDomitian 81-96 AD
AE as
Obv "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER PP"
Laureate bust right
Rev "SC"
Mars advancing left
Rome mint
3 commentsmauseus
rjb_2016_12_03.jpg
819 viewsDomitian 81-96 AD
AE as
Obv "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP VIII CENS PER PP"
Laureate bust left
Rev "COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC SC"
Emperor left sacrificing in front of temple with two musicians right
Rome mint
RIC 385b
mauseus
rjb_2019_08_02.jpg
813 viewsDomitian 81-96 AD
AE as
Obv "IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS X"
Laureate bust right, aegis on shoulder
Rev "SALVTI AVGVSTI SC"
Tetrastyle altar precinct with closed doors
Rome mint
RIC 224
mauseus
capta doma.jpg
AS FOUND. DOMITIAN CAESAREA MARITIMA JUDAEA CAPTA TYPE217 viewsJudaea Capta, Domitian, Struck at Caesarea Maritima 81-96 CE. Æ 24mm
O: Laureate bust of Domitian to right.
R: Victory to left with trophy.
Hendin-747. Æ 24mm
Extremely Fine

1 commentsamibosam
76893q00[1].jpg
Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Silver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 669 (C3); BMCRE II 153; BnF III 147; RSC II 25131 viewsSilver denarius
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right.
Reverse: IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, helmeted and draped, thunderbolt in right hand, spear vertical behind in left hand, grounded shield at feet behind.
2.85 g., 18.7 mm, Rome mint
sold 4-2018
1 commentsNORMAN K
38220.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm.36 views
Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm (34.7 mm, 23.61 g, 11 h). Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. [AVT KAIC ΘЄ] OVIOC ΔOMIT [CЄB ΓЄPM], laureate head of Domitian right / Frontal elevation of triumphal arch; L - IE ( yr. 15 = A.D. 95/6 ). Emmett 257.15. Near VF / VF, very dark green smooth patina. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2).
From the D. Thomas Collection; Wz Group CEM; Ex Walter Niggeler Collection; Ex Bank Leu/Munzen und Medallien.
3 commentsAncient Aussie
Domitian_wreath.jpg
RIC 0048 Domitian denarius137 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

TR P COS VII DES VIII
Curule chair, wreath above

Rome, September 13-December 31, 81 AD

3.5g

RIC 48 (C)

Ex- RM Collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
8 commentsJay GT4
Domitian_Horseback.jpg
RIC 0539 variant Domitian denarius63 viewsCAES AV DOMIT COS II
Laureate head right

Domitian on horse left; right hand raised, sceptre in left

Rome? 73 AD

3.34g

RIC 539 (R2) variant?: Missing G and F in legend.

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya

Stylistically this coin resembles some others of this type but without the legend errors. The fabric is similar to those from Antioch. Is this an ancient imitation or perhaps an apprentice cut the legend? Or is it an unknown type from Antioch?
3 commentsJay GT4
00003x00~8.jpg
10 viewsROME. "Domitian"
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.14 g)
Figure driving biga right, holding whip in raised hand
DOMI
Rostovtsew 734; Ruggiero 1325-8

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
Ardatirion
00022x00.jpg
53 viewsROME. temp. Domitian-Antoninus Pius. Circa AD 81-160
Æ Quadrans (16mm, 3.99 g, 12 h)
Rome mint
Griffin seated left, paw on wheel
Tripod; S C flanking
Weigel 15; RIC II 28; Cohen 38

Weigel reconsiders the anonymous quadrantes as a cohesive group. The seriesportrays a pantheon of eleven deities: Jupiter, Minerva, Roma, Neptune, Tiber, Mars, Venus, Apollo, Mercury, Bacchus/Liber, and Hercules. Types are primarily a portrait of the god, with an attribute on the reverse and are usually influenced by (but not directly copied from) earlier designs, primarily from the Republic. He updates the series to the reigns of Hadrian and Antoninus.
Ardatirion
titus_domitian_aegae_b.jpg
(10) VESPASIAN (Titus and Domitian as Caesars)24 views69 - 79 AD
Reign of Vespasian
AE 19.5 mm; 3.05 g
O: laureate bust of Titus on left, confronted with bare-headed, draped bust of Domitian;
R: Apollo standing right wearing long chiton, taenia in right, laurel branch in left
Aegae, Aeolis. RPC II 968; BMC Aeolis p. 98, 22; SNG Cop 25. scarce;
d.s.
laney
domitian.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN46 views(by Vespasian)
ca. 69 - 81 AD
AE 26 mm 11.31 g
O: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS III
LAUR HEAD R
R: PAX AVGVSTI S-C
PAX STANDING LEFT HOLDING BRANCH & AESUCEUS, LEANING ON CIPPUS
laney
DOMITIAN_RED.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN48 viewsDOMITIAN
81 - 96 AD
Struck 86 AD
AE As
29.5 MM 10.4 G
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, Laureate bust right
R:VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C, Virtus standing right
RIC II 340
laney
DOMITIAN_ANTIOCH_RES.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN32 views81 - 96 AD
AE 24 mm max. 13.59 g
O: Laurate bust of Domitian left.
R; Large S C within wreath
SYRIA. SELEUCIA AND PIERIA, Antioch ad Orontem
laney
domitian_res.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN29 views81 - 96 AD
AE 25.5 mm 7.91 g
O: Laureate head right
R: (probably) Fortuna holding cornucopia and rudder, S-C
laney
DOMITIAN_SYRIA_RES.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN30 views81 - 96 AD
AE 26 mm 15.12 g
O: Laureate head right
R: Large SC within wreath
Syria, Antioch
laney
DOMITIAN_FORTUNA_2_RES.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN30 views81 - 96 AD
AE As 27 mm 11.72 g
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS -- Laureate bust right
R: FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S-C Fortuna standing left with rudder and cornucopia
laney
DOMITIAN_FORTUNA_1.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN25 views81 - 96 AD
AE As 27 mm 11.32 g
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER PP Laureate head right
R: FORTVNA [AVGVSTI] S-C Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
laney
DOMITIAN_MONETA_RES.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN32 views81 - 86 AD
Struck 85 AD
AE As 28.5 mm 8.81 g
O: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI Laureate head right
R: MONETA AVGVST--S-C Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopiae
laney
DOMITIAN_MINERVA_AE_RES.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN32 views81 - 96 AD
AE As 26 mm 9.62 g
O: CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII Laureate head right
R: (anepigraphic)Minerva advancing right holding shield and brandishing spear S-C
Cohen 459
laney
domitiam_virtus_res.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN31 views81 - 96 AD
AE As 27 X 28 mm 7.17 g
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS VX CENS PER PP Laureate bust right
R: Virtue standing right holding spear and parazonium S-C
Rome RIC 393
laney
domitian_phanebal_res.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN25 views81 - 96 AD
Struck year 198 = 94/5 AD
AE 19 mm; 5.47 g
O: Laureate head, r.
R: War god Phanebal standing l., holding harpa in right hand, round shield in left hand, palm branch behind at right.
Judaea, Ascalon; cf RPC II 2215 ff

laney
domitian_denar_blk_copy.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN44 views81 - 96 AD
Struck as Caesar under Titus 80 AD
AR Denarius 18 mm 2.31 g
O: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII Laureate head right
R: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Minerva advancing right with javelin and shield
Rome RCV 2674
laney
domitian_athena_owl_denarius_B_RES.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN36 views81-96 AD
(Struck 88 AD)
AR Denarius 18mm, 3.41 gm
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, laureate head right
R: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on galley, brandishing spear and shield; at her feet, owl standing right.
RIC II 108a; BMCRE 117; RSC 236.
laney
domitian_ascalon_resb.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN31 views81 - 96 AD
struck 85 - 86 AD
AE 23.4 mm max., 14.03 g
O: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, laureate head right
R: ASKAΛΩ, ΘΠΡ, Tyche standing left, on prow of galley, holding standard in right, aphlaston in left, incense altar in left field, dove in right
Ascalon mint; RPC II 2212; Rosenberger 114; SNG ANS 697; BMC Palestine p. 121
(ex Forum)
laney
DOMITIAN_antioch_rews.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN31 views81 - 96 AD
AE 21.5 mm; 6.19 g
O: Laurate bust of Domitian left.
R; Large S C within wreath
SYRIA. SELEUCIA AND PIERIA, Antioch ad Orontem
laney
domitian_tomis_temple.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN19 views81 - 96 AD
AE 20 mm, 4.67 g
O: Laureate head right
R: TO-MI-TW-N in two lines to left and right of tetrastyle temple on podium; star (left) and cap of Dioscuri (right) at sides of gable
Moesia Inferior, Thrace, Tomis mint; RPC II 81, 404. AMNG I, 2, p. 679, 2595.
laney
domitian_nike_bow_res.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN (AGRIPPA II)32 viewsHerodian Dynasty--Agrippa II
55 - 95 AD
Struck under Domitian
AE 19.5 mm 4.77 g
O: Laureate bust of Domitian right
R: Nike standing right, holding shield on knee
"Judaea Capta" issue
Judaea, Caesarea mint
laney
domitian_denar_minerva_caesar.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN as Caesar14 views81 - 96 AD
Struck as Caesar under Titus 80 AD
AR Denarius 18 mm 2.31 g
O: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII Laureate head right
R: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Minerva advancing right with javelin and shield
Rome RCV 2674
laney
domitian_quad.jpg
(12) DOMITIAN--QUADRANS57 views81 - 96 AD
AE QUADRANS 18.5 mm 2.68 g
Obverse: 'S C' in field:round edge 'IMP DOMIT AVG GERM'
Reverse: Rhinoceros left.
RIC-435

laney
Domitian_1.jpg
*SOLD*22 viewsDomitian AE As

Attribution: RIC 546, Cohen 329
Date: AD 87
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, laureate bust r.
Reverse: MONETA AVGVST SC, Moneta stg. l. with scales & cornucopia
Size: 26 mm
Noah
EphesusDomitian.jpg
-Ionia, Ephesus. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ 27mm.51 viewsLaureate head right / River-god Marnas reclining left, holding reed and resting arm on overturned urn from which water flows.
RPC 1074
1 commentsancientone
V539.jpg
00 Domitian as Caesar RIC 53987 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIAN COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: No legend; Domitian on horse l.; cloak flying out behind, r. hand raised, sceptre in l.
RIC 539 (R). BMC 122. RSC 665. BNC -.
Acquired from NumisCorner, June 2018.

This is the first denarius struck at Rome for Domitian as Caesar. Fittingly, it commemorates Domitian's appearance at Vespasian and Titus' joint Jewish War Triumph - 'while taking part in the Judaean triumph, he rode on a white horse' (Suetonius, Domitian, ii), which was the normal conduct for a young prince on such occasions. The type was struck in three variants: firstly, with a clockwise obverse legend and DOMITIAN fully spelled out, as we see here. Secondly, it was shortened to DOMIT, with the legend still running clockwise. Lastly, the legend direction was changed to counter clockwise with DOMIT. The first two variants are quite rare, the last relatively common. On this coin we see a cloak flying out from behind Domitian. This interesting detail only appears on a few coins from the first variant and does not show up on subsequent issues of the type. Most likely this variant with the cloak was the earliest version of the type which was then quickly simplified by dropping the cloak all together.

Well centred in good early style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
0013.jpg
0013 - Denarius Domitian 81 AC40 viewsObv/IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM, Domitian laureate head r.
Rev/TR P COS VII DES VIII PP, throne with semicircular back, covered.

Ag, 17.7mm, 3.40g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IIa/67 [R] - RIC II/17 - BMCRE 17 - RSC 573
ex-Ancient Numismatic Enterprise (vcoins)
ex-CNG
dafnis
0022.jpg
0022 - Denarius Domitian 80 AC115 viewsObv/CAESAR DIVI F DOMOTIANVS COS VIII, Domitian laureate head r.
Rev/PRINCEPTS (IVV)ENTVTIS, goat standing l. in laurel-wreath.

Ag, 19.1mm, 3.30g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IIa/267 [C] - RCV 2675 - BMCRE 88 - RSC 390
ex-Meister & Sonntag, auction S2, lot 219
6 commentsdafnis
Domitian.jpg
003 - Domitian (as Caesar under Titus 79-81 AD), Dupondius - RIC 165a52 viewsObv: CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, laureated head right.
Rev: CERES AVGVST S - C, Ceres standing left, holding corn-ears and long torch.
Minted in Rome 80-81 AD.
pierre_p77
847_P_Hadrian_RIC4.jpg
004 ANONYMOUS. Period of Domitian to Antoninus Pius, Quadrans Circa 81-161 AD Eagle15 viewsReference
RIC II, 4. C. VIII, 269, 16. Mazzini V, pl. LXXVIII, 16

Obv.
Draped and bearded bust of Jupiter right

Rev. S-C
Eagle with spread wings standing r., head turned l.

2.23 gr
15 mm
6h
okidoki
0047.jpg
0047 - Denarius Domitian 85 AC45 viewsObv/IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, Domitian laureate head r.
Rev/IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P, Minerva standing r. on Columna Rostrata, holding shield and brandishing javelin, owl at feet.

Ag, 20.9mm, 3.45g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IIa/343 [R2] - Cohen 187
ex-Forum Ancient Coins, art.#15705
1 commentsdafnis
1__Domitian.jpg
005.Domitian 81-96 AD47 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 95 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII- laureate head right.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP-Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield,standing on a base.
Size: 18mm; 3.37gms
Ref: RIC II,186; (2008 RIC 766) C. 288
brian l
Domitian_denar.jpg
007 - Domitian (81-96 AD), denarius - RIC 72149 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG P M TR P X, laureate head right.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt & spear, shield at foot.
Minted in Rome 90-91 AD.
pierre_p77
0097.jpg
0097 - Denarius Domitian 81 AC30 viewsObv/ IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head of D. r.
Rev/ COS VII TR P, dolphin coiled around anchor.

Ag, 18.7 mm, 3.12 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC II.1/2
ex-Numismática Craven (AENP Coin Convention Valencia, feb 2011)
dafnis
V541.jpg
00a Domitian as Caesar RIC 541335 viewsAR Denarius, 3.46g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: No legend; Domitian on horse l.; r. hand raised, sceptre in l.
RIC 541 (R2). BMC 129 var. RSC 664. BNC 105 var.
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, lot 701. = Helios, ebay, 29 November 2010 (A. Lynn Collection).

This is an extremely rare denarius of Domitian as Caesar, the second earliest minted at Rome. Here the legend is clockwise, the much more common Domitian on horseback type has the legend anticlockwise. The reverse may allude to Domitian's participation in Vespasian and Titus' joint triumph where he rode a 'magnificent' steed. The obverse is a die match with the RIC plate coin from Oxford.

The early portrait on this one is quite outstanding.
18 commentsDavid Atherton
V669a.jpg
01 Domitian as Caesar RIC 66923 viewsÆ As, 11.05g
Rome mint, 73-74 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
RIC 669 (C). BMC -. BNC 699.
Acquired from Musa Numismatics, August 2019.

The propaganda value of Pax for the Flavian dynasty after the Civil War, the revolt of Civilis, and the Jewish War cannot be underestimated. In her various guises she is one of the most popular types on Vespasian's coinage and shows up quite frequently during the reign on the coins struck for both himself and his sons. This As struck for Domitian as Caesar shows Pax leaning on a column, which likely copies a well known cult image of the goddess.

Tellingly, less than a decade later, Pax would not feature so prominently on Domitian's own coinage as Emperor.

Fine style early portrait.
1 commentsDavid Atherton
coin214.JPG
010. Vespasian 69 AD - 79 AD36 viewsVespasian

The character of this emperor showed very little, if anything, of the pagan tyrant. Though himself a man of no literary culture, he became the protector of his prisoner of war, the Jewish historian Josephus, a worshipper of the One God, and even permitted him the use of his own family name (Flavius). While this generosity may have been in some degree prompted by Josephus's shrewd prophecy of Vespasian's elevation to the purple, there are other instances of his disposition to reward merit in those with whom he was by no means personally sympathetic. Vespasian has the distinction of being the first Roman Emperor to transmit the purple to his own son; he is also noteworthy in Roman imperial history as having very nearly completed his seventieth year and died a natural death: being in feeble health, he had withdrawn to benefit by the purer air of his native Reate, in the "dewy fields" (rosei campi) of the Sabine country. By his wife, Flavia Domitilla, he left two sons, Titus and Domitian, and a daughter, Domitilla, through whom the name of Vespasian's empress was passed on to a granddaughter who is revered as a confessor of the Faith.

A man of strict military discipline and simple tastes, Vespasian proved to be a conscientious and generally tolerant administrator. More importantly, following the upheavals of A.D. 68-69, his reign was welcome for its general tranquility and restoration of peace. In Vespasian Rome found a leader who made no great breaks with tradition, yet his ability ro rebuild the empire and especially his willingness to expand the composition of the governing class helped to establish a positive working model for the "good emperors" of the second century. In contrast to his immediate imperial predecessors, Vespasian died peacefully - at Aquae Cutiliae near his birthplace in Sabine country on 23 June, A.D. 79, after contracting a brief illness. The occasion is said to have inspired his deathbed quip: "Oh my, I must be turning into a god!"

Denarius. IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right / VES-TA to either side of Vesta standing left, holding simpulum & scepter. RSC 574
ecoli
017.jpg
011 DOMITIAN14 viewsEMPEROR: Domitian
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X, laureate head right
REVERSE: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, holding spear and shield, owl at feet
DATE: Ad 90-91
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 3.29 g
RIC: II.720
Barnaba6
domitiandupondius.jpg
011. Domitian, 81-96AD. AE Dupondius.118 viewsDomitian. AE Dupondius. 10.08g, 28.3mm, 180o, Rome mint, Apr - Nov 85 A.D.;
Obverse IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, radiate head right with aegis.
Reverse FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S C, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia. scarce. choice gVF. RIC 293, Cohen 121.
2 commentsLordBest
145197.jpg
011a. Julia Titi56 viewsJulia Flavia (17 September 64 - 91) was the only child to the Emperor Titus from his second marriage to the well-connected Marcia Furnilla. Titus divorced Furnilla after Julia's birth. Julia was born in Rome.

When growing up, Titus offered her in marriage to his brother Domitian, but he refused because of his infatuation with Domitia Longina. Later she married her second cousin Titus Flavius Sabinus, brother to consul Titus Flavius Clemens, who married her first cousin Flavia Domitilla. By then Domitian had seduced her.

When her father and husband died, she became Emperor Domitian’s mistress. He openly showed his love. Falling pregnant, Julia died of a forced abortion. Julia was deified and her ashes her mixed with Domitian by an old nurse secretly in the Temple of the Flavians.

AEOLIS, Temnus. Julia Titi. Augusta, AD 79-91. Æ 16mm (2.18 gm). Draped bust right / EPI AGNOU THMNIT, Athena standing left, holding palladium and scepter, shield resting on ground. RPC II 981. Near VF, dark green patina, small flan crack. Ex-CNG

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 51 (15 September 1999), lot 875; Marcel Burstein Collection.
ecoli
coin26.JPG
012. Domitian25 viewsDomitian Æ As. Struck 87 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PERP P, laureate bust right wearing aegis / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C, Virtus standing right, left foot on a helmet, with spear & parazonium. Cohen 650.

Uncleaned, Flaky patina prevents anymore cleaning.

Check
ecoli
coin187.JPG
012. Domitian45 viewsDupondius. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P, laureate head right / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C, Virtus standing right with spear & parazonium. Cohen 657.

3 commentsecoli
coin362.JPG
012. Domitian27 viewsDomitian Æ Sestertius. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right / IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter seated left, SC in exergue. RIC 388.

Pre Zapped again from uncleaned lot.

Check
ecoli
coin212.JPG
012. Domitian 81-96 AD59 viewsDomitian

As emperor, Domitian was to become one of Rome's foremost micro managers, especially concerning the economy. Domitian's reach extended well beyond the economy. Late in A.D. 85 he made himself censor perpetuus, censor for life, with a general supervision of conduct and morals. The move was without precedent and, although largely symbolic, it nevertheless revealed Domitian's obsessive interest in all aspects of Roman life. While the military abilities of Vespasian and Titus were genuine, those of Domitian were not. Partly as an attempt to remedy this deficiency, Domitian frequently became involved in his own military exploits outside of Rome. He claimed a triumph in A.D. 83 for subduing the Chatti in Gaul, but the conquest was illusory.

as Caesar, AR Denarius. 76 AD. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right / COS IIII, Pegasus walking right. RSC 47
ecoli
102155.jpg
012a. Domitia101 viewsDomitia, wife of Domitian. Augusta, 82-96 AD.

In 70, Domitia was married to Lucius Aelius Lamia, but she attracted the attention of Domitian, son of emperor Vespasian. Shortly afterwards she was taken from her husband and remarried with the future emperor. They had a son in the next year and a daughter in 74, both died young. Domitian was very fond of his wife and carried her in all his travels. In 83, Domitia Longina's affair with the actor Paris was disclosed. Paris was executed and Domitia received her letter of divorce from Domitian. She was exiled, but remained close to Roman politics and to Domitian.

CILICIA, Epiphanea. Æ 21mm (7.18 gm). Dated year 151 (83/84 AD). Draped bust right / Athena standing left, righ hand extended, left resting on shield; ANP (date) left. RPC I 1786; SNG Levante 1813; SNG France -; SNG Copenhagen -. VF, dark green patina, some smoothing. Very rare, only 1 specimen (the Levante specimen), recorded in RPC. Ex-CNG
ecoli73
domitian as caesar horseback1.jpg
01a Domitian as Caesar RIC 680263 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: No legend; Domitian on horse l.; r. hand raised, sceptre in l.
RIC 680 (C). BMC 129. RSC 664. BNC 105.
Ex Berk 146, 29 November 2005, lot 363.

A reverse type issued only for Domitian, most likely a reference to his part in the Judaean triumph of Vespasian and Titus.

"while taking part in the Judaean triumph, he rode on a white horse, the conventional mount for young princes on such occasions." (Suetonius, Domitian, ii)

A scarce coin of Domitian's part in a very important event in Flavian history. Nice portait with some of the beard still intact and a lively horse on the reverse!
1 commentsVespasian70
Personajes_Imperiales_2.jpg
02 - Personalities of the Empire58 viewsCalígula, Claudius, Britannicus , Agrippina jr., Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Domitila, Titus, Domitia and Julia Titi1 commentsmdelvalle
dom as caesar spes.jpg
02 Domitian as Caesar RIC 788154 viewsAR Denarius, 3.36g
Rome mint, 74 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVT; Spes, draped, advancing l., holding up flower in r. hand and with l. holding up her skirt.
RIC 788 (C). BMC 156. RSC 375. BNC 135.
Ex Harlan J Berk 155, 31 July 2007, lot 247.

During Vespasian's reign, Domitian was given the honorary title PRINCEPS IVVENTVT or 'Prince of Youth', celebrated here on this denarius from 74 AD. The title is one that was often given to young princes who were marked out as chosen heirs.

Spes, the personification of hope, is seen here on the reverse advacing left, holding a budding flower. The flower is a symbol of future well being.

Domitian's coinage during Vespasian's rule was unique. While Titus followed closely the types of his father, Domitian struck out on his own. One wonders how much of an input the young prince had on his own series.

A very likeable coin with a good portrait and excellent centring.


2 commentsVespasian70
Troas,_Ilion,_020_Vespasian,_AE-,_Vespasian,_Titus,_Domitian_,_Athena,_RPC_II_893,_Bellinger_T197,_69-79_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_19,5-21mm,_8,25g-s.jpg
020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), Troas, Ilion, RPC II 0893, AE-21, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left #187 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), Troas, Ilion, RPC II 0893, AE-21, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left #1
avers: (AYTOK K CEBAC) OYECPACIANOC, Laureate head of Vespasian right
reverse: TITω KAICAP I ΔOMITIANΩ KA IΛI, Confronted, laureate and draped busts of Titus right and Domitian left. Between them, cult image of Athena, standing on a low base, turned half left, brandishing spear and resting a hand on the shield.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5-21,0mm, weight: 8,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Troas, Ilion, date: 69-79 A.D.,
ref: RPC II 0893, Bellinger T197,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
Titus_AE-Dup_T-CAES-VESPAS-dot-IMP-dot-P-dot-TRP-COS-II_S-C_ROMA_RIC-xx_C-xx_Rome_80-AD__Q-001_axes-h_27mm_3,28g-2-s.jpg
022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), AE-Dupondius, RIC Not in !!!, RIC II(1962) Not in !!! (Vespasian), Roma, S-C, ROMA, Roma seated left, Not listed in RIC !!!, Rare !, 496 views022a Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), AE-Dupondius, RIC Not in !!!, RIC II(1962) Not in !!! (Vespasian), Roma, S-C, ROMA, Roma seated left, Not listed in RIC !!!, Rare !,
avers:- T CAES VESPAS•IMP•P•TRP COS II, Radiate head right.
revers:- Roma seated left, holding wreath and parazonium, S-C across the field, ROMA in exergo.
exerg: S/C//ROMA, diameter: 27mm, weight: x,xxg, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 72 A.D., ref: RIC Not in !!!, RIC II(1962) Not in !!! (Vespasian), C-Not in !!!,
Q-001

"Titus' coins with obverse legend T CAES VESPAS IMP P TR P COS II were struck in year 72, first issue.No ROMA reverse is listed in RIC for Titus in this issue, so you may have found a new type! "by FlaviusDomitianus. Thank you FlaviusDomitianus.
""Titus' issue of bronze coins with COS II and the abbreviations CAES VESPAS is altogether rare. RIC 411-417 only lists two sestertius types, R2 and R3; one dupondius type, FELICITAS PVBLICA, R2, unfortunately not illustrated, it would be nice to compare the obverse die with your coin; and four As types, all R2.

The same ROMA reverse die of your coin was apparently also used for dupondii with other obverse legends:

RIC 396, pl. 31, Vespasian COS IIII.

RIC 438, pl. 34, Titus CAES VESPASIAN P TR P COS II; also pl. 34, RIC 436 (rev. only), which should have ROMA around edge and SC in exergue, but in fact has ROMA in exergue and S - C in field, so seems to be another example of RIC 438.

Titus CAES VESPASIAN PON TR POT (instead of P TR P) COS II: my collection ex G. Hirsch 229, 2003, lot 2219; not in RIC."" by Curtis Clay, Thank you Curtis.
5 commentsquadrans
23.jpg
023 Julia Titi. AR Denarius 3.2gm49 viewsobv: JVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVST IF drp. bust r.
rev: VENVS AVGVST Venus std. r. leaning on cippus,
holding helment and spear
"doughter of Titus, mistress of Domitian"
3 commentshill132
0232_Vesp_RIC_II_2_16.jpg
0232 - Denarius Vespasian 70 AC10 viewsObv/ Laureate bust of V. r., around IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Rev/ Confronted heads of Titus to r., and Domitian to l.; around, CAESAR AVG F COS CAESAR AVG F PR.

Ag, 18.9 mm, 3.34 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.2/16 [R] – BMCRE II/3
ex-CNG, auction e438, lot 491
1 commentsdafnis
24.jpg
024 Domitian. AR Denarius 3.2gm33 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII laur. head r.
rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS PPP Minerva std. l. holding
spear in r. hand
2 commentshill132
Domitian_AR-Den_CAESAR_AVG-F-DOMITIANVS-_COS-IIII_Roma-RIC-238-new-921-76-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_19-20mm_2,99g-s.jpg
024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0921, RIC II(1962) 0238(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS IIII, Pegasus, Scarce!, #1449 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0921, RIC II(1962) 0238(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS IIII, Pegasus, Scarce!, #1
avers: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: COS IIII, Pegasus walking right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 2,99g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 76 A.D., ref: RIC-II-(1962)-0238,p-42, RIC-New-0921(Vespasian), RSC 47, BMC 193,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_CAESAR_AVG-F-DOMITIANVS_COS-IIII_Roma-RIC-II-238-p-42_new-918_76-AD_Q-002_6h_18,0-19,5mm_3,21g-s.jpg
024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0921, RIC II(1962) 0238(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS IIII, Pegasus, Scarce!, #2163 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0921, RIC II(1962) 0238(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS IIII, Pegasus, Scarce!, #2
avers: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: COS IIII, Pegasus walking right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,5mm, weight: 3,21g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 76 A.D., ref: RIC-II(1962)-0238, p-42, RIC-New-0921 (Vespasian), RSC 47, BMC 193,
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans
RICa_0921,_RIC_II(1962)_0238(Vesp_),_024_Domitian_(69-81_A_D__Caes__81-96_A_D__Aug_),_AR-Den,_IMP_CAESAR_AVG_F_DOMITIANVS,_COS_IIII,_Roma,_76-AD,_Q-003,_6h,_17,5-18mm,_3,11g-s.jpg
024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0921, RIC II(1962) 0238(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS IIII, Pegasus, Scarce!, #3164 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0921, RIC II(1962) 0238(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS IIII, Pegasus, Scarce!, #3
avers: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: COS IIII, Pegasus walking right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,11g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 76 A.D., ref: RIC-II(1962)-0238, p-42, RIC-New-0921 (Vespasian), RSC 47, BMC 193,
Q-003
5 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_CAESAR_AVG-F-DOMITIANVS-_COS-V_RIC-II-242Vesp_new-957_C-49_Roma_78-79-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_17mm_3,18g-s.jpg
024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0957, RIC II(1962) 0242(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS V, Horseman, Scarce!, #1154 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0957, RIC II(1962) 0242(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS V, Horseman, Scarce!, #1
avers:- CAESAR-AVG-F-DOMITIANVS, Laurate head right.
revers:- COS V, Horseman helmeted right hand raised.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 3,18g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 78-79 A.D., ref: RIC 0957, RIC II(1962) 0242(Vespasian) p-43, RSC 49, BMC 234,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Dom-x01a-s.jpg
024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0961, RIC II(1962) 0241(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS V, She-wolf, #1178 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0961, RIC II(1962) 0241(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS V, She-wolf, #1
avers:- CAESAR-AVG-F-DOMITIANVS, Laurate head right.
revers:- COS V, She-wolf and twins left, boat below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC 0961, RIC II(1962) 0241(Vespasian) p-43, RSC 51, BMC 240,
Q-001
quadrans
024_Domitian_(69-81_A_D__Caesar,_81-96_A_D__Augustus),_AR-Denarius,_RIC_II_241,_RIC-New_961,_Rome,_COS_V,_She-wolf,Q-002_6h_17,5-18,5mm_2,88g-s.jpg
024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0961, RIC II(1962) 0241(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS V, She-wolf, #2132 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0961, RIC II(1962) 0241(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, COS V, She-wolf, #2
avers:- CAESAR-AVG-F-DOMITIANVS, Laurate head right.
revers:- COS V, She-wolf and twins left, boat below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 2,88g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC 0961, RIC II(1962) 0241(Vespasian) p-43, RSC 51, BMC 240,
Q-002
quadrans
Domitian_AE-AS_CAESAR-AVG-F-DOMITIAN-COS-V_No-legend_S-C_RIC-II-723Vesp_RIC-New-Vesp_C-_Rome-77-78-AD_Q-001_axis-6h_25,5-27,5mm_9,74g-s.jpg
024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1053, RIC II(1962) 0723(Vespasian), AE-As, Rome, No legend, S-C, Spes left, #1233 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1053, RIC II(1962) 0723(Vespasian), AE-As, Rome, No legend, S-C, Spes left, #1
avers:- CAESAR-AVG-F-DOMITIAN-COS-V, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- No legend, Spes walking left, in right holding flower, with left raising fold of robe, S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 25,5-27,5mm, weight: 91,74g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome ???, date: 77-78 A.D., ref: RIC 1053, RIC II(1962) 0723(Vespasian) p-99,
Q-001
quadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_CAESAR_AVG-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VI_PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS_Roma-RIC-246-new-45D-80-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_18,5mm_3,18g-s.jpg
024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1081, RIC II(1962) 0246D (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1315 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1081, RIC II(1962) 0246D (Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1
avers:- CAESAR_AVG-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands holding a legionary eagle on prow.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 1081, RIC II(1962) 0246D (Vespasian), RSC 393, BMC 269,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
RICa_1084,_RIC_II(1962)_0243(Vesp_),_024_Domitian_AR-Den,_CAESAR_AVG_F_DOMITIANVS_COS_VI,_PRINCEPS_IVVENTVTIS,_Roma,_79-AD,_Scarce,_Q-001,_6h,_17-18mm,_3,17g-s.jpg
024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1084, RIC II(1962) 0243(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, Scarce!, #1134 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1084, RIC II(1962) 0243(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, Scarce!, #1
avers: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, leaning on column and feeding snake.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,17g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 A.D., ref: RIC 1084, RIC II(1962) 0243(Vespasian) p-43, C 384, BMC 265,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
RICc_1087,_RIC_II(1962)_0244(Vesp),_024_Domitian,_AR-Den,_CAESAR_AVG_F_DOMITIANVS_COS_VI,_PRINCEPS_IVVENTVTIS,_Roma,_79-AD,_Q-001,_6h,_17-17,5mm,_2,89g-s.jpg
024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1087, RIC II(1962) 0244(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Vesta seated left, Scarce!, #1139 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1087, RIC II(1962) 0244(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Vesta seated left, Scarce!, #1
avers: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Vesta seated left, holding palladium and sceptre.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-17,5mm, weight: 2,89g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 79 A.D., ref: RIC 1087, RIC II(1962) 0244(Vespasian) p-43, C 378, BMC 262,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_DOMITIANVS-CAESAR-AVG_PACI-AVGVSTAE_EPHE_Ephesos-RIC-II-349-p56-new-_71-AD_Rare_Q-001_axis-6h_18mm_3,09g-s.jpg
024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1447, RIC II(1962) 0349(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Ephesos, PACI AVGVSTAE, EPHE, Victory advancing right, Rare!!!621 views024a Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 1447, RIC II(1962) 0349(Vespasian), AR-Denarius, Ephesos, PACI AVGVSTAE, EPHE, Victory advancing right, Rare!!!
avers:- DOMITIANVS-CAESAR-AVG,
revers:- PACI-AVGVSTAE/EPHE, Victory advancing right,
exerg:-/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,09g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ephesos, date: 71 A.D. , ref: RIC 1447, RIC II(1962) 0349 p-56, RPC 848,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_CAESAR_AVG-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII_PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS_Roma-RIC--new-96-_Q-001_axis-5h_17,5mm_3,09g-s.jpg
024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0096, RIC II(1962) 0045(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1209 views024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0096, RIC II(1962) 0045(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands, #1
avers:- CAESAR_AVG-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS, Clasped hands holding a legionary eagle on prow.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0096, RIC II(1962) 045(Titus) p-121, RSC 395, BMC 85,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_CAESAR-DIVI-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII_PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS_Roma-RIC-II-50(Titus)_RIC-new-266_80-AD_Q-001_7h_17-18mm_2,93gx-s.jpg
024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0266, RIC II(1962) 0050(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, lighted and garlanded altar, #1126 views024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0266, RIC II(1962) 0050(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, lighted and garlanded altar, #1
avers:- CAESAR-DIVI-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS, Lighted and garlanded altar.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 2,93g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0266, RIC II(1962) 0050(Titus) p-122, RSC 397a, BMC 92,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_CAESAR-dot-DIVI-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII_PRINCEPS_IVVENTVTIS_Roma-RIC-267-new-49_(Titus)_C-390_80-AD_Scarce_Q-001_axis-_h__-_mm__g-s.jpg
024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0267, RIC II(1962) 0049(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Cretan goat standing left, Scarce!, #1131 views024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0267, RIC II(1962) 0049(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Cretan goat standing left, Scarce!, #1
avers:- CAESAR•DIVI-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS, Cretan goat standing left within laurel wreath.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0267, RIC II(1962) 0049(Titus) p-122, RSC 390, BMC 88,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_CAESAR-DIVI-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII_PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS_Roma-RIC-II-51_RIC-new-271_80-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_17,5-18mm_3,31g-s.jpg
024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0271, RIC II(1962) 0051(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Helmet on altar, #1188 views024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0271, RIC II(1962) 0051(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Helmet on altar, #1
avers:- CAESAR-DIVI-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS, Helmet on altar.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,31g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0271, RIC II(1962) 0051(Titus) p-122, RSC 399a, BMC 98,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_CAESAR-DIVI-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII_PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS_Roma-RIC-II-51_RIC-new-271_80-AD_Q-002_5h_17,7-18,6mm_2,89ga-s.jpg
024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0271, RIC II(1962) 0051(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Helmet on altar, #2100 views024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0271, RIC II(1962) 0051(Titus), AR-Denarius, Rome, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Helmet on altar, #2
avers:- CAESAR-DIVI-F-DOMITIANVS-COS-VII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS, Helmet on altar.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,7-18,6mm, weight: 2,89g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0271, RIC II(1962) 0051(Titus) p-122, RSC 399a, BMC 98,
Q-002
quadrans
Domitian_AE-Sest_CAES-DIVI-AVG-VESP-F-DOMITIAN-COS-VII_PAX-AVGVST_S-C_RIC-II-155b_RIC-New-Titus-288_C-343_Rome-80-AD_Q-001_6h_32,5-34mm_22,33ga-s.jpg
024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0290, RIC II(1962) 0155a(Titus), AE-Sestertius, Rome, PAX-AVGVST, S-C, Pax left, #1164 views024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0290, RIC II(1962) 0155a(Titus), AE-Sestertius, Rome, PAX-AVGVST, S-C, Pax left, #1
avers:- CAES-DIVI-AVG-VESP-F-DOMITIAN-COS-VII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- PAX-AVGVST, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopia, S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 32,5-34mm, weight: 22,33g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome , date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC 0290, RIC II(1962) 0155a(Titus) p-135,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AE-AS_CAES-DIVI-VESP-F-DOMITIAN-COS-VII_S-C_RIC-II-169b_RIC-New-348_C-_Rome-80-81-AD_Rare_Q-001_6h_25,5-26,5mm_10,63g-s.jpg
024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0348, RIC II(1962) 0169b(Titus), AE-As, Rome, No legend, S-C, Minerva left, #1121 views024b Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0348, RIC II(1962) 0169b(Titus), AE-As, Rome, No legend, S-C, Minerva left, #1
avers: CAES-DIVI-VESP-F-DOMITIAN-COS-VII, Laureate head of Domitian left.
revers: No legend, Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear, shield at her side. S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 25,5-26,5mm, weight: 10,63g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome , date: 80-81 A.D., ref: RIC 0348, RIC II(1962) 0169b(Titus) p-138, C-443,
Q-001
quadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAESAR-DOMITIANVS-AVG_TR-P-COS-VII_Roma-RIC-II-4-p-154new-675-C-552__Rome_81-AD_Scarce_Q-001_axis-6h_17,5-18,5mm_3,37g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0002, RIC II(1962) 0004, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P COS VII, Dolphin, Scarce!, #1146 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0002, RIC II(1962) 0004, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P COS VII, Dolphin, Scarce!, #1
avers:- IMP-CAESAR-DOMITIANVS-AVG, Laurate head right.
revers:- TR-P-COS-VII, Dolphin twined round anchor.
exerg: -, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,37g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 81 A.D., ref: RIC 0002, RIC II(1962) 0004, p-154,
Q-001
quadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMITIANVS-AVG-P-M_T_RP-COS-VII-DES-VIII-P-P_Roma-RIC-II-18_RIC-new-48_81-AD_Q-001_axis-7h_18mm_3,31g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0048, RIC II(1962) 0018, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Wreath on a curule chair, #191 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0048, RIC II(1962) 0018, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Wreath on a curule chair, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMITIANVS-AVG-P-M, Laurate head right.
revers:- TR-P-COS-VII-DES-VIII-P-P, Wreath on a curule chair.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,31g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 81 A.D., ref: RIC 0048, RIC II(1962) 0018, p-156,
Q-001
quadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMITIANVS-AVG-P-M_TR-P-COS-VII-DES-VIII-P-P_Roma-RIC-II-18_RIC-new-48_81-AD_Q-002_axis-7h_17,5mm_3,27g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0048, RIC II(1962) 0018, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Wreath on a curule chair, #294 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0048, RIC II(1962) 0018, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Wreath on a curule chair, #2
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMITIANVS-AVG-P-M, Laurate head right.
revers:- TR-P-COS-VII-DES-VIII-P-P, Wreath on a curule chair.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,27g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 81 A.D., ref: RIC 0048, RIC II(1962) 0018, p-156,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMITIANVS-AVG-P-M_T-R-POT-COS-VIII-P-P_Roma-RIC-31-new-82-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_17,5mm_3,32g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0099, RIC II(1962) 0031, AR-Denarius, Rome, T R POT COS VIII P P, Minerva standing left, Rare!, #1143 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0099, RIC II(1962) 0031, AR-Denarius, Rome, T R POT COS VIII P P, Minerva standing left, Rare!, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMITIANVS-AVG-P-M, Laurate head right.
revers:- T-R-POT-COS-VIII-P-P, Minerva standing left, holding Victory and leaning on shield..
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,32g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 82 A.D., ref: RIC 0099, RIC II(1962) 0031 p-157, Rare!
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
Dom-xx8a-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0102, RIC II(1962) 0027, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR POT COS VIII P P, Dolphin and tripod, #1171 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0102, RIC II(1962) 0027, AR-Denarius, Rome, TR POT COS VIII P P, Dolphin and tripod, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMITIANVS-AVG-P-M, Laurate head right.
revers:- TR-POT-COS-VIII-P- P, Dolphin a top a tripod, ravens at base.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, date: 82 A.D., ref: RIC 0102, RIC II(1962) 0027, C-594,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
quadrans-Q-002_h_mm_ga-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0236, RIC II(1962) 0427, AE-Quadrans, Rome, S C within laurel wreath, #166 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0236, RIC II(1962) 0427, AE-Quadrans, Rome, S C within laurel wreath, #1
avers:- IMP DOMIT AVG GERM, helmeted and draped bust of Minerva right.
revers:- S C within laurel wreath.
diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,95, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 84-85 A.D., ref: RIC 0236, RIC II(1962) 0427 p-207, BMCRE 484, CBN 520,
Q-001
quadrans
quadrans-Q-001_h_mm_ga-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0250, RIC II(1962) 0435, AE-Quadrans, Rome, Rhinoceros walking left, Scarce!, #188 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0250, RIC II(1962) 0435, AE-Quadrans, Rome, Rhinoceros walking left, Scarce!, #1
avers: Rhinoceros walking left.
reverse: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM around large SC.
diameter: 16,518mm, weight: 2,24, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 84-85 A.D., ref: RIC 0250, RIC II(1962) 0435 p-208, BMCRE 498, C-674,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AE-AS_IMP-CAES-DOMITIAN-AVG-GERM-COS-XI_MONETA-AVGVST_RIC-new-303-Rome-85-AD_Q-001_26-28mm_11,34g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0303, RIC II(1962) 0270, AE-As, Rome, MONETA AVGVST, S-C, Moneta standing left, #1319 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0303, RIC II(1962) 0270, AE-As, Rome, MONETA AVGVST, S-C, Moneta standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMITIAN-AVG-GERM-COS-XI, Laureate head of Domitian right, wearing aegis.
revers:- MONETA-AVGVSTI, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26-28mm, weight: 11,34g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 85 A.D., ref: RIC 0303, RIC II(1962) 0270 p-188, C-325 corr.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AE-AS_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XI-CENS-PER-P-P_FORTVNAE-AVGVSTI_S-C_RIC-II-299bvar-Rome-85-AD-Rare_Q-001_axis-7h_26-28mm_9,87g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0415, RIC II(1962) 0299b, (revers legend var.), AE-As, Rome, FORTVNA(E)-AVGVSTI (!!!), S-C, Rare !!!,338 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0415, RIC II(1962) 0299b, (revers legend var.), AE-As, Rome, FORTVNA(E)-AVGVSTI (!!!), S-C, Rare !!!,
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XI-CENS-PER-P-P, Laureate head of Domitian right, wearing aegis.
revers:- FORTVNA(E)-AVGVSTI (!!!), Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26-28mm, weight: 9,87g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 85 A.D., ref:RIC 0415, RIC II(1962) 0299b p-192, (revers legend var.), Rare!,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AE-AS_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XII-CENS-PER-P-P_MONETA-AVGVSTI_RIC-493-Rome-86-AD_Q-001_26-28mm_10,20g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0493, RIC II(1962) 0335, AE-As, Rome, MONETA AVGVSTI, S-C, Moneta standing left, #1318 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0493, RIC II(1962) 0335, AE-As, Rome, MONETA AVGVSTI, S-C, Moneta standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XII-CENS-PER-P-P, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- MONETA-AVGVSTI, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 26-28mm, weight: 10,20g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 86 A.D., ref: RIC 0493, RIC II(1962) 0335 p-196, C-327,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
quadrans-Q-009_h_mm_ga-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0502, RIC II(1962) 0310, AE-Quadrans, Rome, Corn-ears and poppies, #175 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0502, RIC II(1962) 0310, AE-Quadrans, Rome, Corn-ears and poppies, #1
avers:- IMP-DOMITIAN-AVG-GE[RM COS XII], Diademed (with ears) draped bust of Ceres (Domitia) right.
revers:- Associated sheaf of three poppies and four ears, S-C across the field.
diameter: mm, weight: axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 86 A.D., ref: RIC 0502, RIC II(1962) 0310 p-194, BMCRE 370, C-18,
Q-001
quadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-VII_IMP-XIIII-COS-XIIII-CENS-P-P-P_Roma-RIC-_new-576-_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0576, RIC II(1962) 0108a, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP•XIIII•COS•XIIII•CENS•P•P•P•, Minerva standing right,142 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0576, RIC II(1962) 0108a, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP•XIIII•COS•XIIII•CENS•P•P•P•, Minerva standing right,
avers:- IMP•CAES•DOMIT•AVG•GERM•P•M•TR•P•VII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP•XIIII•COS•XIIII•CENS•P•P•P•, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; owl at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 88 A.D., ref: RIC 0576, RIC II(1962) 0108a p-166, C-236,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-VIII_IMP-XVII-COS-XIIII-CENS-P-P-P_Roma-RIC(62)-_RIC-new-661_RSC_244_88-89_AD_R_Q-001_6h_19mm_3,40g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0661, RIC II(1962) 0134, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva left with spear, #1255 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0661, RIC II(1962) 0134, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva left with spear, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-VIII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP-XVII-COS-XIIII-CENS-P-P-P, Minerva standing left, holding spear.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,40g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 88-89 A.D., ref: RIC 0661, RIC II(1962) 0134, RSC-244, Rare !
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-VIIII_IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P_Roma-RIC-148-new-690-_Q-001_19mm_3,25g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0690, RIC II(1962) 0148, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right, #1222 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0690, RIC II(1962) 0148, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-VIIII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; owl at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,25g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 89 A.D., ref: RIC 0690, RIC II(1962) 0148 p-171, C-262,
Q-001
quadrans
Domitian_AE-Sester_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XV-CENS-PER-P-P_No-legend_SC_RIC-390-Rome-90-91-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_32-34mm_17,80g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0703, RIC II(1962) 0390, AE-Sestertius, Rome, No legend, Domitian and Victory, -/-//S C, #1243 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0703, RIC II(1962) 0390, AE-Sestertius, Rome, No legend, Domitian and Victory, -/-//S C, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XV-CENS-PER-P-P, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- No-legend, Domitian standing l., holding sceptre and parazonium, crowned by Victory behind him; in exergue, S C.
exer: -/-//S-C, diameter: 32-34mm, weight: 17,80g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 90-91 A.D., ref: RIC 0703, RIC II(1962) 0390 p-203, C-513,
Q-001
quadrans
Domitian_AE-AS_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XV-CENS-PER-P-P_VIRTVTI-AVGVSTI_S-C_RIC-II-397_RIC-New-709_C-656_Rome-90-91-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_26,5-28mm_11,48g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0709, RIC II(1962) 0397, AE-As, Rome, VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, S-C, Virtus standing right, #1271 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0709, RIC II(1962) 0397, AE-As, Rome, VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, S-C, Virtus standing right, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XV-CENS-PER-P-P, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- VIRTVTI-AVGVSTI, Virtus standing right, holding parazonium and sceptre, left foot on helmet, S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5-28mm, weight: 11,48g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 90-91 A.D., ref: RIC 0709, RIC II(1962) 0397 p-203, C 656, BMC 452
Q-001
quadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-X_IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P_Roma-RIC-153-new-720_Rome-90-91-AD_Q-001_axis-h_18,5mm_3,16g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0720, RIC II(1962) 0153, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right, #1134 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0720, RIC II(1962) 0153, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-X, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; owl at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,16g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 90-91 A.D., ref: RIC 0720, RIC II(1962) 0153 p-172, RSC 266, BMC 179,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-X_IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P_Roma-RIC-153-new-720_Rome-90-91-AD_Q-002_6h_17,5-19mm_3,37g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0720, RIC II(1962) 0153, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right, #2105 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0720, RIC II(1962) 0153, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right, #2
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-X, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; owl at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19mm, weight: 3,37g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 90-91 A.D., ref: RIC 0720, RIC II(1962) 0153 p-172, RSC 266, BMC 179,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans
RICc_0720_RIC-II_0153,_024_Domitian_(69-81ADCaes__81-96ADAug_),_AR-Den,_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-X,_IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-PPP,_Roma,_90-91-AD_Q-003_6h_18mm_3,09g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0720, RIC II(1962) 0153, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right, #3172 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0720, RIC II(1962) 0153, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right, #3
avers:- IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; owl at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,8-18,8mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 90-91 A.D., ref: RIC 0720, RIC II(1962) 0153 p-172, RSC 266, BMC 179,
Q-003
6 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-TMTRP-X_IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P_Roma-RIC-154-new-721-92-93-AD_Q-001_axis-h_mm_g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0721, RIC II(1962) 0154, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, #1176 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0721, RIC II(1962) 0154, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-X, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P, Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear, shield at feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19mm, weight: 3,31g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 91A.D., ref: RIC 0721, RIC II(1962) 0154 p-172, RSC 264,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-XI_IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P_Roma-RIC--new-_Rome-90-91-AD_Q-002_7h_18mm_3,00g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0725, RIC II(1962) 0157, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right#1138 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0725, RIC II(1962) 0157, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right#1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-XI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; owl at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 91-92 A.D., ref: RIC 0725, RIC II(1962) 0157 p- , RSC-270, BMCRE-183,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-XII_IMP-XXII-COS-XVI-CENS-P-P-P_Roma-RIC-173-new-741-92-93-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_18mm_3,50g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0741, RIC II(1962) 0173, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, #1222 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0741, RIC II(1962) 0173, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMI-TAVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-XII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP-XXII-COS-XVI-CENS-P-P-P, Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear, shield at feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,50g, axis: 5 h,
mint: Rome, date: 92-93 A.D., ref: RIC 0741, RIC II(1962) 0173 p-173, BMCRE 205, RSC 279,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AE-AS_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XVI-CENS-PER-P-P_MONETA-AVGVSTI_S-C_RIC-II-408_RIC-New-756_C-333_Rome-92-94-AD_Q-001_axis-5h_27-28mm_10,84g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0756, RIC II(1962) 0408, AE-As, Rome, MONETA AVGVSTI, S-C, Moneta standing left, #1286 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0756, RIC II(1962) 0408, AE-As, Rome, MONETA AVGVSTI, S-C, Moneta standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XVI-CENS-PER-P-P, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- MONETA-AVGVSTI, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 26-28mm, weight: 10,84g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 92-94 A.D., ref: RIC 0756, RIC II(1962) 0408 p-205, C-333,
Q-001
quadrans
RICc_0773,_024c_Domitian,_AR-Den,_IMP_CAES_DOMIT_AVG_GERM_P_M_TR_P_XIIII,_IMP_XXII_COS_XVII_CENS_P_P_P,_Roma,_95,_AD,_Q-001,_6h,18-18,5mm,_3,06g-s.jpg
024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0773, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva left with the spear, #1179 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0773, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva left with the spear, #1
avers: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding a spear.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,06g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 95 A.D., ref: RIC 0773, RSC-286, BMC 226,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans
Domitian_AR-Den_IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-XI_IMP-XXII-COS-XVII-CENS-P-P-P_Roma-RIC--new-_Rome--AD_Q-001_6h_18-18,5mm_2,80g-s.jpg
024ci Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0000, RIC II(1962) 0000, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right, 97 views024ci Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0000, RIC II(1962) 0000, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right,
Unofficial, (Plated /Subaerate/Fouree)
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-(P)-X"I", Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP-XXII-COS-XVII-CENS-P-P-P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, brandishing thunderbolt and shield.
The right combination would be TR P XV - COS XVII.
A double engravers's error (missing P and I vs. V)
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight: 2,80g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 89 A.D., ref: RIC--p-, (New-), C-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Anonymous-AE-QuadransHelmeted-Cuirassed-Minerva_right_Owl-left_S-C_RIC-II-8-p-216_Q-001_h_mm_ga-s.jpg
024d Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC II(1962) 008, Anonymus AE-Quadrans, Rome, Owl standing half left, S/C//--, #175 views024d Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC II(1962) 008, Anonymus AE-Quadrans, Rome, Owl standing half left, S/C//--, #1
Anonymous AE Quadrans. Time of Domitian to Antoninus Pius.
avers: Draped, cuirassed bust of Minerva right, wearing Corinthian helmet.
revers: Owl standing hal left.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: mm, weight: , axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 84-85 A.D., ref: RIC II(1962) 008, p-216,
Q-001
quadrans
024p_Domitian,_Syria,_Antioch,_Seleucis_and_Pieria,_AE-(20)Semis,_RPC_II_2017,_BMC_251,_DOMITIANVS_CAESAR,_Large_SC_in_wreath,_69-81_AD,_Q-001,_11h,_17-20mm,_4,55g-s.jpg
024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Syria, Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, RPC II 2017, AE-(20)Semis, Large SC within laurel-wreath #1109 views024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Syria, Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, RPC II 2017, AE-(20)Semis, Large SC within laurel-wreath #1
avers: DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Laureate head left.
reverse: Large SC within laurel-wreath.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 17,0-20,0mm, weight: 4,55g, axis: 11h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, date: 69-81 A.D., ref: RPC II 2017, BMC 251,
Q-001
quadrans
024_Domitian_and_Domitia_AE-20_Koinon-of-Thessaly_Diassarion_RPC-277_Rogers-88_-AD_Q-001_6h_20-20,5mm-a_8,21ga-s~0.jpg
024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Thessaly, Koinon, RPC 277, AE-21, Diassarion, ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right,77 views024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Thessaly, Koinon, RPC 277, AE-21, Diassarion, ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right,
avers:- ΔOMITIANON KAIΣARA ΘEΣΣAΛOI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20-20,5mm, weight: 8,21g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon, (probably Larissa.), date: 81-96 A.D., ref: RPC-277, Roger-88,
Q-001
quadrans
024_Domitian_(69-81_A_D__Caesar,_81-96_A_D__Augustus),_Thrace,_Philippopolis_AE-18,_Artemis,_Varbanov_619corr_,_RPC_II_354,_88-89AD,_Q-001,_7h,_17,5-18mm,_3,18g-s.jpg
024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Thrace, Philippopolis, RPC II 354, AE-18, ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis advancing right, Rare!148 views024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Thrace, Philippopolis, RPC II 354, AE-18, ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, Artemis advancing right, Rare!
avers:- IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERM COS XIIII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟ ΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Artemis advancing right with bow and arrows.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,18g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thrace, Philippopolis, date: 88-89 A.D., ref: Varbanov 619corr., RPC II 354 (3 pieces), Rare!
Q-001
quadrans
25.jpg
025 Domitia.AE21 5.3gm26 viewsobv DOMITIA SEBASTH drp.bust r.
rev: Homonoia,Ephesus
"wife of Domitian"
1 commentshill132
025_Domitia,_Lydia,_Philadelphia,__SNG_Cop__378,__RPC_1340,_BMC-63_,Q-001_18mm,_5,61g-s.jpg
025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Philadelphia, RPC 1340, AE-18, ΦIΛA/ΔЄΛ/ΦЄω/N, in wreath, 125 views025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Philadelphia, RPC 1340, AE-18, ΦIΛA/ΔЄΛ/ΦЄω/N, in wreath,
avers: ΔOMITIA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right.
reverse: ΦIΛA ΔЄΛ ΦЄω N, in four lines within laurel-wreath.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 5,61g, axis: h,
mint: Lydia, Philadelphia, date: 82-96 A.D., ref: SNG Cop. 378, RPC 1340, SNG von Aulock 3075, BMC 63,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
025_Domitia_(82-96_A_D__Augusta),_Lydia,_Silandos,_RPC_1354,_AE-16,_Q-001_6h_15-17mm_2,4g-s.jpg
025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Silandos, RPC 1354, AE-16, CIΛAN ΔEΩN, Men standing left, 154 views025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Silandos, RPC 1354, AE-16, CIΛAN ΔEΩN, Men standing left,
avers:- ΔOMITIA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right.
revers:- CIΛAN ΔEΩN, Men standing left, holding pine cone and sceptre.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0-17,0mm, weight: 2,40g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Silandos, date: 82-96 A.D., ref: RPC 1354. BMC 17.
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
025_Domitia_(Augusta,_82-96)_Lydia-Thyateira-AE-17__OMITIA_C_BACTH__VAT_IPHN_N_RPC-II-945_Q-001_6h_16,7-17,7mm_2,59gy-s~0.jpg
025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Thyateira, RPC II. 945, AE-17, ΘVATEIP HNΩN, Tripod, 123 views025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Thyateira, RPC II. 945, AE-17, ΘVATEIP HNΩN, Tripod,
avers:- ΔOMITIA CЄBACTH, Draped bust right.
revers:- ΘVATEIP HNΩN, Tripod.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,7-17,7mm, weight: 2,59g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Thyateira, date: 82-96 A.D., ref: RPC II. 945,
Q-001
quadrans
V633.jpg
02a Domitian as Caesar RIC 79146 viewsAR Quinarius (Broken), 1.04g
Rome mint, 75 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI; Victory std. l., with wreath and palm
RIC 791 (C). BMC 158. RSC 634. BNC 136.
Acquired from GB Collection, June 2016

Quinarii were struck under Vespasian for Domitian Caesar from 73 onwards. This common piece dates to 75 when the largest quinarius issue of the reign was produced.

Broken, but enough of the major devices remain to identify it properly. I think I got the better half.
1 commentsDavid Atherton
V920sm.jpg
03 Domitian as Caesar RIC 92099 viewsAR Denarius, 2.96g
Rome mint, 76-77AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS IIII; Minerva stg. r. on prow, with spear and shield; to r., owl
RIC 920 (R). BMC spec. acquired 1947. RSC 45b. BNC -.
Ex Private Collection.

The first appearance of Minerva on a denarius struck for Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian. His devotion to the goddess came early in life, so it comes as no surprise he wished to honour her on the coins minted in his name. This denarius is a clear indication Domitian had some say in what reverse types were struck for him under Vespasian. The Minerva on prow is an early prototype of one of the four standard Minerva types (M2) Domitian would later extensively strike on his own denarii as Augustus. An extremely rare type for him as Caesar.

A pleasing coin with a Vespasian-like portrait.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
RI_035l_img.jpg
035 - Domitian Ae AS - RIC II 385a78 viewsObv:- IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right
Rev:- COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC - SC, Domitian , togate,standing left, sacrificing from patera over garlanded altar, on the other side of which are two flute players facing the emperor, one of which is partly obscured by the altar, hexastyle temple of Jupiter Capitolinus in background.

This variety, not distinguished in the catalogues, where the second musician's lower body is obscured by the large altar. see BMC pl. 79.3, with obv. portrait left, is from the same rev. die. On other dies, apparently the normal variety, the altar is narrower and you see the second musician's legs descending to the ground.

Celebrates the Secular Games
4 commentsmaridvnvm
RI_035k_img.jpg
035 - Domitian Ae AS - RIC II new 50048 viewsObv:– IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER PP, laureate bust right with aegis
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C, Virtus standing right, holding spear & parazonium
Minted in Rome. A.D. 86
Reference:– RIC II new 500

Somewhat corroded reverse otherwise a pleasing example.
2 commentsmaridvnvm
RI_035h_img.jpg
035 - Domitian Ae AS - RIC II new 64742 viewsObv:- IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right
Rev:- FIDEI PVBLICAE, Fides standing right with corn ears and plate of fruit
Minted in Rome. A.D. 88-89.
Reference:- BMCRE P. 390 *. RIC II old 370. RIC II new 647 (Rated R). Cohen 115.

This example seems to read FIDES but the lettering is small and likely reads FIDEI.

29.06 mm. 13.72 gms.
maridvnvm
RI_035m_img.jpg
035 - Domitian Ae quadrans - RIC II new 24327 viewsAe quadrans
Obv:- IMP DOMIT AVG GERM, Bust of Ceres left
Rev:- S-C, Bundle of three poppies and four corn ears
Reference:– RIC II new 243 (R). Cohen 17
maridvnvm
RI_035o_img.jpg
035 - Domitian AE Sestertius - RIC II 39814 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv:- IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P, Laureate head of Domitian to left
Rev:- IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory & sceptre; SC in ex.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 85
Reference:– RIC 388.
maridvnvm
RI_035b_img.jpg
035 - Domitian As - RIC 39742 viewsObv:– IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P, Laureate head Right
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, S C, Virtus standing right, holding parazonium and sceptre, left foot on helmet
Minted in Rome. A.D. 91
Reference:– BMC 452. Cohen 656. RIC 397
maridvnvm
RI 035d img.jpg
035 - Domitian As - RIC II Titus 169b81 viewsAE As
Obv:– CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head left
Rev:– S-C, Minerva standing left, holding spear & thunderbolt, shield at feet
Minted in Rome. A.D. 80-81
Reference:– Cohen 443. RIC II Titus 169b
3 commentsmaridvnvm
RI 035c img.jpg
035 - Domitian Copper As - 791a51 viewsObv:– CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS V, Laureate head right with globe at point of bust
Rev:– S-C, Spes advancing left holding flower & hem of skirt
Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 77-78
Reference:– RIC II (Vespasian) 791a. BMC 873. Cohen 454.
1 commentsmaridvnvm
RI_035f_img.jpg
035 - Domitian Denarius (as Caesar under Vespasian) - RIC II (Old) 24430 viewsObv:– CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head right
Rev:– PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and sceptre
Minted in Rome. A.D. 79
Reference:– RIC II (old) 244. RSC 378
maridvnvm
RI_035p_img.jpg
035 - Domitian denarius - RIC 09827 viewsDenarius
Obv:- IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev:- TR POT COS VIII P P, Minerva advancing right, wielding javelin and holding shield at the ready
Minted in Rome. A.D. 82
Reference:– RIC 98 (C).
2 commentsmaridvnvm
RI_035e_img.jpg
035 - Domitian Denarius - RIC II (Old) - Addenda (L. A. Lawrence Coll.) would be after 10678 viewsObv:– IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate Head Right
Rev:– COS - XIIII, Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter, shield at side
Minted in Rome. A.D. 88
Reference:– BMC P. 324 Note (L. A. Lawrence Coll.). RIC II (Old) Addenda (L. A. Lawrence Coll.) would be after 106. RSC 66a. RIC II (New) 554 (R2), citing Madrid and Helbing 63, 1931, 537, no photo in RIC. (Thanks to Curtis Clay for the RIC II (New) reference.)
4 commentsmaridvnvm
RI_035n_img.jpg
035 - Domitian denarius - RIC II new p. 128, 958 (Vespasian)37 viewsObv:- CAESAR AVG F [D]OMITIANV[S], Laureate head of Domitian to left
Rev:- Horseman galloping to right, right hand raised; below, COS V
Minted in Rome. A.D. 77-78
Reference:– RIC II new p. 128, 958 (Vespasian) (R3)

Rare with left facing portrait.
2 commentsmaridvnvm
RI_035g_img.jpg
035 - Domitian Denarius - RIC II old 78724 viewsObv:– IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV, Laureate head right
Rev:– IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P Minerva advancing r. brandishing spear and holding shield
Minted in Rome. A.D. 95-96
Reference:– RIC II old 787.

Weight 3.24g. 18.62mm.
maridvnvm
Antoninus_-Pius-s.jpg
035b Anonymous AE Quadrans. Period of Domitian to Antoninus Pius (81-161 A.D.), RIC II 0019, Rome, AE-Quadrans, Couriass, S-C, Scarce !,125 views035b Anonymous AE Quadrans. Period of Domitian to Antoninus Pius (81-161 A.D.), RIC II 0019, Rome, AE-Quadrans, Couriass, S-C, Scarce !,
avers:- No legends, Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Mars right.
revers:- No legends, Couriass, S-C across the field.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: , date: Period of Domitian to Antoninus Pius 81-161 A.D., ref: RIC II 19 p-218, C-26-27cf,
Q-001
quadrans
dom as caesar pegasus.jpg
03a Domitian as Caesar RIC 921163 viewsAR Denarius, 3.12g
Rome mint, 76-77 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS IIII; Pegasus, standing r.
RIC 921 (C2). BMC 193. RSC 47. BNC 169.
Acquired from Nilus Coins, March 2007.

The reverse copies an Augustan one and might possibly allude to Domitian's foray into poetry. (BMCRE xl)

Unlike most of the crude Domitian portraits of the time from the Rome mint, this one has a great beauty and nobility to it that few of his contemporary denarii strive to achieve. Was it a minor slight that most of the better die engravers were used for Vespasian and Titus' coins? Thankfully one slipped through to create a wonderful portrait of the young caesar.

Despite some minor flaws, this is a wonderful coin that I'm happy to add to my collection.
2 commentsVespasian70
V922aaa.jpg
03b Domitian as Caesar RIC 922100 viewsAR Denarius, 3.31g
Rome mint, 76-77 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS IIII; Pegasus, standing r.
RIC 922 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Marc Walter, May 2018. Ex Künker eLive Auction 37, 20 October 2015, lot 152.

A rare obverse legend variant of the Pegasus type struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian. Here we have 'CAES' instead of the much more common 'CAESAR'. No reverse die links between the two different obverses have been found, perhaps suggesting the 'CAES' issue came slightly later. Out of 240 Domitian Pegasus denarii on acsearch, only 6 have the 'CAES' obverse. The reverse copies a denarius struck for Augustus (RIC 297). Mattingly speculates it refers to Domitian's poetic aspirations.

Curtis Clay's comments concerning this variant - 'I had forgotten about this variety, but find that I had written into my BMC 193: Var. CAES for CAESAR, CNG Website 6247, May 2001 (2.78g). RIC new ed. 922 calls it R2 and cites examples in Glasgow (ill. pl. 10) and Oxford.'

Struck in the very finest of styles.
7 commentsDavid Atherton
V932.jpg
03c Domitian as Caesar RIC 93259 viewsÆ As, 10.65g
Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS IIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l., with flower
RIC 932 (C). BMC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Ken Dorney, January 2019.

Spes, the goddess of hope, is seen here as an 'heir apparent' type. She is represented on Roman coins as a young girl, reminiscent of earlier Greek statures depicting Elpis. H. Mattingly in BMCRE II says 'the flower held by Spes is an opening bud, she is raising her skirt in order to hasten forward'. Spes occurs quite commonly throughout the Flavian coinage and is frequently paired up with the young Domitian Caesar, likely expressing a hope or expectation for future dynastic success. It is very Ironic that Spes is often associated with Domitian Caesar on the coinage, considering he would later be the family member most responsible for the dynasty's downfall in 96. Surprisingly, this common Spes type is not in the BM.

The obverse features a quintessential Flavian portrait - unflattering hook nose with full and heavy facial features. Pleasant dark green patina.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
domitian as caesar rider on horse.jpg
04 Domitian as Caesar RIC 957157 viewsAR Denarius, 3.44g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V; Horseman, helmeted, in military dress, cloak floating behind him, on horse prancing r., with r. hand thrown upwards and back
RIC 957 (C2). BMC 234. RSC 49. BNC 207.
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, September 2007.

Issued at a time when Domitian was aspiring to an Eastern command against the Alani, Mattingly attributes this type to that cause: The rider is Mars calling Rome to the field of battle.

Other theories suggest the rider is either Domitian or a soldier. Curtis Clay has also proposed the idea that this type may well be of a commemorative nature, since much of Vespasian's coinage are copies of past popular types.

A lovely coin in hand, the portrait was the reason this one found a home in my collection.
1 commentsVespasian70
Domitian-RIC-109.jpg
041. Domitian.29 viewsDenarius, 88 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP VII / Laureate bust of Domitian.
Reverse: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS PP P / Minerva standing, holding thunderbolts and spear, shield at her feet.
3.13 gm., 18 mm.
RIC #109.
1 commentsCallimachus
IMG_3958~0.jpg
042. Domitian (81-96 A.D.)42 viewsAv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P
Rv.: IOVI VICTORI
Ex.: SC

AE Sestertius Ø35-36! / 27.8g!
RIC 527 Rome (old RIC II 342a)
Juancho
V958.jpg
04a Domitian as Caesar RIC 958143 viewsAR Denarius, 3.12g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: COS V; Horseman, helmeted, in military dress, cloak floating behind him, on horse prancing r., with r. hand thrown upwards and back
RIC 958 (R3). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, September 2015.

Second known specimen of this type with left facing portrait. A die match with the unique RIC plate coin. Left facing portraits of Domitian are quite rare and highly prized by collectors.

In fine style with honest wear. The portrait is outstanding!
8 commentsDavid Atherton
domitian as caesar wolf and twins.JPG
05 Domitian as Caesar RIC 961149 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V; She-wolf and twins l. : in ex., boat
RIC 961 (C2). BMC 240. RSC 51. BNC 208.
Ex eBay, February 2007.

The first instance of the she-wolf and twins reverse as a type on Roman Imperial coins. Domitian Caesar, unlike Titus Caesar, used different reverse types than his father Vespasian. The she-wolf and twins is unique to Domitan's coinage. One wonders how much leverage Domitian had for choosing his own reverse designs.

A wonderful coin with good metal and a pleasing portrait. The picture does not reflect this very well however.

2 commentsVespasian70
CRAW_519_Denario_Ahenobarbo.jpg
05-01 - Cn.DOMITIUS L.f. AHENOBARBUS (42 - 36 A.C.)20 views Gneo Domicio Enobarbo bisabuelo de Nerón, político y militar .
AR Denarius 18x21 mm 3.8 gr

Anv: Cabeza masculina barbada viendo a derecha - "AHENOBAR" delante del busto.
Rev: Trofeo militar con 2 lanzas y escudo, sobre una proa de galera. "CN·DOMITIVS·IMP".

Acuñada en el 41 A.C.
Ceca móvil militar probablemente en la región de los mares Adriático ó Jónico.

Referencias: Sear RCTV I #1456 Pag.279, Craw RRC #519/2, Syd CRR #1177, BMCRR (East)#94, RSC I Domitia 21 Pag.45, Sear CRI #339, Babelon I Domitia 21 Pag.467, Catalli #841, Albert #1648
mdelvalle
V976.jpg
05a Domitian as Caesar RIC 97684 viewsAR Denarius, 3.35g
Rome mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: CERES AVGVST; Ceres stg. l., with corn ears and poppy and sceptre
RIC 976 (C). BMC 323. RSC 30. BNC 285.
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, December 2014.

Vespasian and Titus normally shared reverse types, but rarely with Domitian. Unusually this Ceres type was struck for all three. It possibly was part of an agrarian themed series Vespasian issued towards the end of his reign. These later issues of Vespasian have neat small portrait heads.

The coin features a pleasant looking Domitian with his trademark protruding upper lip, struck on a large flan.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
Domitian_as_caesar_legionary_standard.jpg
06 Domitian as Caesar RIC-1081113 viewsAR Denarius, 3.45g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow
RIC 1081 (C2). BMC 269. RSC 393. BNC 240.
Acquired from Beast Coins, April 2007.


The reverse represents 'Concordia Militum', harmony of the troops. Domitian quite possibly was plotting against Titus after Vespasian's death by appealing to the troops with a double donative. This coin might provide numismatic evidence of such. Suetonius states: " On the death of his father he hesitated for some time whether to offer a double largess to the soldiers, and he never had any compunction about saying that he had been left a partner in the imperial power, but that the will had been tampered with."

A nice coin with average wear and an interesting history behind it.


Vespasian70
dom_as_caesar_salus_and_snake.jpg
07 Domitian as Caesar RIC-108486 viewsAR Denarius, 3.28g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Salus, stg. r., resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
RIC 1084 (C2). BMC 265. RSC 384. BNC 237.
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, July 2008.

A most puzzling reverse type issued during the last months of Vespasian's reign before he died on June 24th. Perhaps a reference to Vespasian's illness and his hopeful recovery.

Worn and average with a good portrait.
vespasian70
V1085.jpg
07b Domitian as Caesar RIC 108588 viewsAR Denarius, 3.08g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Salus, stg. r., resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
RIC 1085 (R2). BMC p. 47 note. RSC 385. BNC 238.
Acquired from eBay, 10 June 2018.

A rare left portrait variant of the common Salus type struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian. The reverse may be an illusion to Vespasian's ill health preceeding his death on 24 June 79. No specimens in the BM's collection, citing the Paris collection. A double die match with the RIC plate coin.

Good style and well centred.
4 commentsDavid Atherton
Personajes_Imperiales_8.jpg
08 - Personalities of the Empire78 viewsMarius, Victorianus, Domitian II, Tetricus I, Tetricus II, Claudius II, Quintillus, Aurelianus, Severina, Zenobia, Vaballathus, Tacitus, Florianus and Probus2 commentsmdelvalle
domit_as_caesar_vesta_lg.jpg
08 Domitian as Caesar RIC-108778 viewsAR Denarius, 3.54g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Vesta, std. l., with palladium and sceptre
RIC 1087 (C2). BMC 262. RSC 378. BNC 233.
Acquired from Amphora Coins, July 2008.

Vesta is supposed to be holding a palladium in her right hand, but on this example the legend covers up the palladium completely. It is barely visible (if at all) under the legend. Most examples of the type clearly show it in her out-stretched hand. A note for an aureus of the type in the BM (#261) notes - 'palladium hardly visible, sceptre nearly vertical'. There is no illustration of the specimen, so I'm guessing mine is similar.
vespasian70
V1088.jpg
08a Domitian as Caesar RIC-108886 viewsAR Denarius, 3.14g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Vesta std. l., with Palladium and sceptre
RIC 1088 (R3). BMC p. 46 note. RSC 379. BNC -.
Ex Den of Antiquity (eBay), October 2012.

A very rare (4th known) left facing portrait of the common Vesta and Palladium reverse. It is listed in Cohen as 379 (citing lot 784 of the de Moustier Sale of 1872) , although the new RIC states it is unverified (?). The lone example cited by RIC is in G. Mazzini's Monete imperiali romane, vol. 1. Also, Curtis Clay has a specimen, same die pair as mine. Left facing portraits of Domitian are extremely rare, especially those as Caesar.

Worn but all the major devices are visible.

Thanks to Curtis Clay for additional attribution help!
David Atherton
V1089sm.jpg
08b Domitian as Caesar RIC-1089181 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.46g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST; Victory std. l., with wreath and palm
RIC 1089 (R3). BMC -. RSC -. BNC 243.

An extremely rare quinarius struck for Domitian Caesar in 79. RIC records only one example in Paris (BNC 243) and lists the rarity as 'unique', this specimen then is the second known example. Domitian's COS VI coins most likely date towards the end of Vespasian's reign and the beginning of Titus' rule, indicating the issue was struck uninterrupted after Vespasian's death in June.

Struck in good metal in neat and fine style.
9 commentsDavid Atherton
dom_1445.jpg
09 Domitian as Caesar RIC-1445121 viewsAR Denarius, 3.01g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F; Bust of Domitian, cuirassed, seen from front, Medusa head on breast of cuirass, fold of cloak on left shoulder, head bare, r.
Rev: AVG and EPHE in oak wreath
RIC 1445 (R). BMC 469. RSC 22. RPC 846 (4 spec.). BNC 362.
Ex CNG E88, 14 September 2011, lot 1302.

Minted in 71 AD, this denarius is part of the first series ever issued for Domitian. The draped and cuirassed bust type chosen here is unusual for the Flavian era...one wonders why it was used only for Domitian and not Vespasian or Titus. The reverse is a standard type shared with Vespasian and Titus at Ephesus.

I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to obtain a Domitian as Caesar denarius from Ephesus, these are wonderful coins.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
10900vn.jpg
092-094 AD., Domitian, Rome mint, As, Virtus, RIC 409.115 viewsDomitian, Rome mint, 92-94 AD.,
Æ As (25-27 mm / 10.98 g),
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P , radiate head of Domitian right.
Rev.: VIRTVTI - AVGVSTI / S - C , Virtus standing right, holding spear and parazonium, left foot on helmet.
RIC 409 ; C 658 .

my ancient coin database
3 commentsArminius
nerva denar.jpg
096-098 AD - NERVA AR denarius - struck 97 AD67 viewsobv:IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS II PP (laureate head right)
rev:FORTVNA AVGVST (Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia)
ref:RIC16, C.66
3.03gms, 19mm

Marcus Cocceius Nerva, a 60-year-old senator who became the first of the five good emperors. Following Domitian, he was the first of the emperors to select an heir rather than a blood relative.
berserker
V1446dark.jpg
09a Domitian as Caesar RIC 1446113 viewsAR Denarius, 3.04g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F; Bust of Domitian, cuirassed, seen from front, Medusa head on breast of cuirass, fold of cloak on left shoulder, head bare, r.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG; Ceres std. l., on ornate high-backed chair, with corn ears and poppy and cornucopiae; in exergue, EPHE
RIC 1446 (C). BMC 470. RSC 38. RPC 847 (10 spec.). BNC 363.
Acquired from Lucernae, eBay, January 2015.

In Domitian's first imperial coinage issue he was given special treatment regarding the bust type chosen. The engravers at Ephesus depicted him cuirassed with a cloak draped over his left shoulder. Vespasian and Titus were not engraved so elaborately (although at Antioch Titus' bust is draped). Why this is so is a mystery. Unusually Domitian shares the same reverse types as Vespasian and Titus in this series, unlike at Rome where he largely had his own unique types. This Ceres reverse is probably the most common of his Ephesus denarii.

A worn coin to be sure, but the handsome bust shines through the wear.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
V1492.jpg
09b Domitian as Caesar RIC-1492112 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: COS IIII across field; Eagle stg. facing on garlanded base, wings open, head r.
RIC 1492 (R). BMC 487. RSC 45c. RPC 1466 (3 spec.). BNC -.
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, group lot 806.

A delightful Domitian as Caesar denarius from the rare 'o' mint. RIC speculates the mysterious mint is Ephesus based on the use of the 'o' mint mark which was also used at that mint in its last known series in 74.

This reverse type of Eagle on garlanded base is known from Rome for Vespasian and Titus. A wonderful portrait accompanies this large flan specimen.


5 commentsDavid Atherton
V1494a.jpg
09c Domitian as Caesar- RIC 1494125 viewsAR Denarius, 2.81g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: COS IIII above; Pegasus r.
RIC 1494 (R2). BMC 488 bis. RSC 47 var. RPC 1465 (1 spec.). BNC -.
Ex G&N, eBay, 27 August 2015.

An unknown eastern mint struck a spate of denarii in 76 which copied many contemporary types from Rome. Both RIC and RPC speculate it possibly could be Ephesus, citing a similar style with a previous Ephesian issue from 74 and the use of an annulet as a mint mark. The issue is extremely rare. This denarius copies the much more common Pegasus type struck at Rome for Domitian. Domitian's connection to this unusual type perhaps can be explained by Pegasus' association with Athena/Minerva, Domitian's patron goddess. These eastern denarii are understandably confused with the issues from Rome, however, they can be distinguished by style and the annulet (if visible) below the bust.

A fine styled, nicely toned denarius.
7 commentsDavid Atherton
V1495.JPG
09d Domitian as Caesar- RIC 1495125 viewsAR Denarius, 3.26g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: FIDES PVBL; Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears
RIC 1495 (R). BMC 491. RSC -. RPC 1467 (4 spec.). BNC -.
Ex Solidus, eBay, 29 November 2013.

In 76 AD a mysterious series of denarii appeared in Asia Minor for Vespasian and his sons two years after Ephesus stopped minting denarii. The reverse types were copied from those contemporaneously produced at Rome and featured many mules and blundered legends. Often an 'o' mint mark is visible below the busts, giving rise to the theory that these may be the product of Ephesus. The style is also similar to the last series known from that mint.

Here is a rare reverse type for Domitian as Caesar. At Rome this type is only known for Vespasian and Titus. BMC 491 is listed as no mint mark below bust. A fine style portrait struck on a large flan. Same obverse die as my V1492.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
V1496lg.jpg
09e Domitian as Caesar-RIC 1496110 viewsAR Denarius, 3.17g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS IIII; Winged caduceus
RIC 1496 (R2). BMC 489. RSC 369. RPC 1469 (2 spec.). BNC 377.
Acquired from Britaly Coins, April 2016.

The small series struck under Vespasian this coin comes from is quite mysterious. The mint is not known for certain, although Ephesus is a prime suspect. K. Butcher and M. Ponting in The Metallurgy of Roman silver Coinage analysed the Ephesian and 'o' mint series and their data shows both issues are made from the same bullion. Not definitive proof the two series are from the same mint, but good evidence of a strong link. Unlike the Ephesian series, the 'o' issue is full of blundered legends and mules. This denarius struck for Domitian Caesar has a PON MAX reverse legend, an impossible title for the young prince. However, what the mint masters lacked in competency, the engravers made up for in their stylish portraits.

A wonderful portrait struck on a large flan. An obverse die match with my RIC V1494.
6 commentsDavid Atherton
coin215.JPG
101. Nerva40 viewsNerva

Nerva is credited with beginning the practice of adopting his heir rather than selecting a blood relative. Nerva's reign was more concerned with the continuation of an existing political system than with the birth of a new age. Indeed, his economic policies, his relationship with the senate, and the men whom he chose to govern and to offer him advice all show signs of Flavian influence. In many respects, Nerva was the right man at the right time. His immediate accession following Domitian's murder prevented anarchy and civil war, while his age, poor health and moderate views were perfect attributes for a government that offered a bridge between Domitian's stormy reign and the emperorships of the stable rulers to follow.

Denarius. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR POT II, laureate head right / COS III PATER PATRAE, ladle, sprinkler, jug & lituus. RSC 51.
ecoli
109.jpg
109 Domitius Domitianus. AE follis33 viewsobv: IMP C L DOMITVS DOMITIANVS AVG laur. head r.
rev: GENIO POPV_L_I ROMANI Genius std. l. holding patera and cornucopiae
ex: -A//ALE
1 commentshill132
Domintian.jpg
11 Domitian45 viewsDenarius. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XII, laureate head right / IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right with javelin & shield. RSC 280, RIC 171, Sear'88, #897. Weight 3.29 g. Die Axis 6 hr. Max Dia 17.8 mm.mix_val
11_Domitian_RIC_II_721Black.jpg
11 Domitian RIC II 72149 viewsDomitian 81-96 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 90-91 AD. (3,3 g, 15,5 mm) Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt & spear, shield at foot.

RIC II 721; RSC 264; BMC 184.

Ex: Aeternitas Numismatics
1 commentsPaddy
IMG_3081.JPG
110 Dimitian4 viewsDomitian Denarius. CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head right / Domitian riding horse left, raising hand & holding scepter surmounted by a human head. RIC 680 (RIC [1962] 232) (Vespasian), RSC 664, BMC 129Randygeki(h2)
025~2.JPG
110 Domitian 87 viewsDomitian AE As. 85 AD. IIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER PP, laureate bust right, wearing aegis / SALVTI AVGVSTI above and below facade of the altar-enclosure of the Ara Salutis Augusti with detailed double-paneled door & horns above, S-C across fields.

C. 419, RIC 304b? RIC 2 418
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)
12_012.JPG
110 Domitian73 viewsDomitian A.D. 81-96
AR Denarius

Domitian Denarius. 92 AD.

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head right,

IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding spear.

RSC 271 RIC 733 ex W. Phillips

Jan - Sept 92
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
my_domitian.jpg
12 - Domitian23 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate head right / IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt & spear, shield at foot. RIC 519Holding_History
12_caes_portraits_coll_res_lt.jpg
12 CAESARS PORTRAITS164 viewsObverse images from my collection.
R 1: Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula
R 2: Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho
R 3: Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian
2 commentslaney
Domitian_Sear_2371.jpg
12 Domitian Denarius12 viewsDOMITIAN
AR Denarius, Rome 90 AD
3.1g, 20mm

O: DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRPVIIII, Laureate head r.

R: IMP XXI COS XV CENS PPP, Minerva standing l. with spear

Sear 2371v, F+/VG
RI0033
Sosius
domitiancombhoriz.jpg
12. DOMITIAN31 views81 - 96 AD
Struck 86 AD
AE As
29.5 MM 10.4 G
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, Laureate bust right
R:VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C, Virtus standing right
RIC II 340
laney
antpius_RIC143d.jpg
138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AR denarius - struck 158-159 AD64 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP (laureate head right)
rev: TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST COS IIII (octastyle temple [8 columns] in which the statues of Augustus and Livia reside)
ref: RIC III 143D (R), Cohen 809 (8frcs)
3.01 gms, 18mm,
Rare

History: The Temple of Divus Augustus was built between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, behind the Basilica Julia. It is known from Roman coinage that the temple was originally built to an Ionic hexastyle design (see my Caligula sestertius). During the reign of Domitian the Temple of Divus Augustus was destroyed by fire but was rebuilt and rededicated in 89/90 with a shrine to his favourite deity, Minerva. The temple was redesigned as a memorial to four deified emperors, including Vespasian and Titus.
It was restored again in the late 150s by Antoninus Pius, who was perhaps motivated by a desire to be publicly associated with the first emperor. The exact date of the restoration is not known, but the restored temple was an octostyle design with Corinthian capitals and two statues - presumably of Augustus and Livia - in the cella. The pediment displayed a relief featuring Augustus and was topped by a quadriga. Two figures stood on the eaves of the roof, that on the left representing Romulus and the one on the right depicting Aeneas leading his family out of Troy, alluding to Rome's origin-myth. The steps of the temple were flanked by two statues of Victory.
1 commentsberserker
439Hadrian_RIC19.jpg
19 ANONYMOUS. Period of Domitian to Antoninus Pius, Quadrans Circa 81-161 AD Mars30 viewsReference.
RIC 19 (pag. 218); Cohen 26; Weigel 10

Obv.
Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Mars right

Rev. S-C
Cuirass.

2.41 gr
18 mm
12h

Note from CNG.
Under Trajan and Hadrian several series of bronze quadrantes were struck in the names of the imperial mines in Noricum, Dalmatia, Pannonia and Moesia (Dardania). These operations supplied metal for the mint at Rome, and perhaps were the sites of workshops to produce coinage for local circulation or as donatives. Some scholars believe these pieces were struck at Rome itself, and served some unidentified function, much as the contemporary "nome" coinage struck at Alexandria in Egypt. Whatever the circumstances, these pieces saw limited use, and, except for one rare type struck by Marcus Aurelius, were not issued at any other period.
2 commentsokidoki
CaligulaAE27Caesonia.jpg
1ao2 Caesonia (?)19 viewsAE 27 of Carthago Nova, Spain

Laureate head of Caligula, right, C CAESAR AVG GERMANIS
Draped bust of Caesonia (as Salus) right, DN ATEL FLAC CN POM FLAC II VIR Q V I N C, SAL AVG across field

Generally held to portray the fourth wife of Caligula.

Sear 624

Caesonia, Milonia, (d41AD) was the fourth and last wife of Caligula. Her younger half-brother was the Consul Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo. Her niece, Domitia Longina, married Domitian. In 41, Caligula was assassinated and Caesonia and her daughter Julia Drusilla murdered.

Suetonius states: As for Caesonia, who was neither young nor beautiful, had three daughters by another man, and was wildly promiscuous and extravagant, he not only loved her more passionately for it, but also more faithfully, taking her out riding, and showing her to the soldiers, dressed in a cloak with helmet and shield: while he exhibited her to his friends stark naked. He did not honour her with the title of wife until she had given him a child, announcing his paternity and the marriage on the very same day. This child, whom he named Julia Drusilla, he carried round all the temples of the goddesses, before finally entrusting her to Minerva’s lap, calling on that goddess to nurture and educate his daughter. Nothing persuaded him more clearly that she was his own issue than her violent temper, which was so savage the infant would tear at the faces and eyes of her little playmates. . . .

And as [Caligula] kissed the neck of wife or sweetheart, he never failed to say: ‘This lovely thing will be slit whenever I say.’ Now and then he even threatened his dear Caesonia with torture, if that was the only way of discovering why he was so enamoured of her. . . . Some think that Caesonia his wife administered a love potion that had instead the effect of driving him mad.
Blindado
JuliaTitiDupVesta.jpg
1ax2 Julia Titi15 viewsDupondius

Draped bust right, hair in bun at back of head, IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA
S-C either side of Vesta enthroned left holding Victory, VESTA in ex

RIC 398

The daughter of Titus and Marcia Furnilla, she lived with her uncle Domitian for a time as his wife. Suetonius records, "He had been offered marriage with his niece, Julia, Titus’s daughter, while she was still a young girl, but refused her repeatedly because of his infatuation with Domitia Longina, yet he seduced Julia shortly afterwards, while Titus was still alive, and when she was newly married to Flavius Sabinus. After the deaths of her father and husband, he loved her ardently and openly, and indeed caused her death by forcing her to abort a child by him." When Domitian died at the age of 44, his nurse cremated his body and "secretly carried [the ashes] to the Flavian Temple and there mingled them with those of his niece Julia, Titus’s daughter whom she had also nurtured."
Blindado
DomitianAsMoneta.jpg
1az Domitian20 views81-96

As

Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P
Moneta std, MONETA AVGVSTI S C

RIC 708

Suetonius wrote: Domitian was born on the 24th of October AD51, a month before his father Vespasian took up office as consul. . . . When Vespasian died, Domitian considered granting his soldiers twice the bounty offered by his brother Titus, and had no qualms in claiming that his father’s will had been tampered with, since he had been due a half-share of the Empire. From then on, he plotted continually against his brother, openly and in secret. When Titus was gripped by his fatal illness, Domitian ordered him to be left for dead, before he had actually breathed his last. . . .

He governed inconsistently, displaying a mixture of virtue and vice, but after some time his virtues too gave way to vice, since he seems to have been made avaricious through lack of funds, and cruel through fear, contrary to his natural disposition. . . . Domitian was diligent and conscientiousness in his administration of justice, often holding special sittings on the tribunal in the Forum. . . . [I]n his private life, and even for some time after becoming Emperor, he was considered free of greed and avarice; and indeed often showed proof not only of moderation, but of real generosity. . . . His moderation and clemency however were not destined to last, his predilection to cruelty appearing somewhat sooner than his avarice. . . . In this way he became an object of terror to all, and so hated that he was finally brought down by a conspiracy of his companions and favourite freedmen, which also involved his wife, Domitia Longina.

Domitian was tall, and of a ruddy complexion, with large rather weak eyes, and a modest expression. He was handsome and attractive when young, his whole body well-made except for his feet with their short toes. Later, he lost his hair, and developed a protruding belly, while his legs became thin and spindly after a long illness. . . . He found exercise intolerable, seldom walked when in Rome and while travelling and on campaign rarely rode but used a litter. Weaponry in general held no interest for him, though he was exceptionally keen on archery. There are plenty of witnesses to his killing a hundred wild creatures or more at a time on his Alban estate, bringing them down with successive arrows planted so deftly as to give the effect of horns. . . .

At the beginning of his reign, he had the libraries, which had been damaged by fire, restored at great expense, instituting a search for copies of lost works, and sending scribes to Alexandria to transcribe and edit them. Yet he himself neglected liberal studies, and never bothered to interest himself in history or poetry, or even to acquire a decent writing style.
Blindado
DomitiaAE21Cybele.jpg
1ba Domitia Longina37 viewsAE21 from Domitianopolis Sala
Draped bust right, hair in long plait down back of neck, right, CEBACTH DOMITIA
Cybele seated, ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΠΟ CAΛHNΩΝ

Domitia was Domitian's mistress, then wife, then prisoner (banishment), then wife again, then assassin.

RPC 1344
Blindado
NervaAsLibertas.jpg
1bb Nerva27 views96-98

As
Laureate head, right, IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II
Liberty stg, LIBERTAS PVBLICA SC

The perfect propaganda reverse for the successor to a tyrant. I guess he had a nose for these things.

RIC 86

Eutropius recorded: IN the eight hundred and fiftieth year from the foundation of the city, in the consulship of Vetus and Valens, the empire was restored to a most prosperous condition, being committed, with great good fortune, to the rule of meritorious princes. To Domitian, a most murderous tyrant, succeeded NERVA, a man of moderation and activity in private life, and of noble descent, though not of the very highest rank. He was made emperor at an advanced age, Petronius Secundus, the praefect of the praetorian guards, and Parthenius, one of the assassins of Domitian, giving him their support, and conducted himself with great justice and public spirit.1 He provided for the good of the state by a divine foresight, in his adoption of Trajan. He died at Rome, after a reign of one year, four months, and eight days, in the seventy-second year of his age, and was enrolled among the gods.
Blindado
AntonPiusAsWreath.jpg
1bh Antoninus Pius48 views138-161

As

Laureate head, right, ANTONINUS AVG PIVS PP TR P XI
Wreath, PRIMI DECENALIS COS IIII SC

RIC 171

According to the Historia Augusta: Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Antoninus Pius. . . was born at an estate at Lanuvium on the thirteenth day before the Kalends of October in the twelfth consulship of Domitiaiiand first of Cornelius Dolabella. . . . In personal appearance he was strikingly hand-
some, in natural talent brilliant, in temperament kindly; he was aristocratic in countenance and calm in nature, a singularly gifted speaker and an elegant scholar, conspicuously thrifty, a conscientious land-holder, gentle, generous, and mindful of others' rights. He possessed all these qualities, moreover, in the proper mean and without ostentation, and, in fine, was praiseworthy in every way and, in the minds of all good men. . . . He was given the name of Pius by the senate, either because, when his father-in-law was old and weak, he lent him a supporting hand in his attendance at the senate. . . or because he spared those men whom Hadrian in his ill-health had condemned to death, or because after Hadrian's death he
had unbounded and extraordinary honours decreed for him in spite of opposition from all, or because, when Hadrian wished to make away with himself, by great care and watchfulness he prevented him from so doing, or because he was in fact very kindly by nature and did no harsh deed in his own time. . . .

The manner of his adoption, they say, was some what thus : After the death of Aelius Verus, whom Hadrian had adopted and named Caesar, a day was set for the meeting of the senate, and to this Arrius Antoninus came, supporting the steps of his father-in-law. For this act, it is said, Hadrian adopted him. But this could not have been the only reason for the adoption, nor ought it to have been, especially since Antoninus had always done well in his administration of public office. . . .

After his accession to the throne he removed none of the men whom Hadrian had appointed to office, and, indeed, was so steadfast and loyal that he retained good men in the government of provinces for terms of seven and even nine years. He waged a number of wars, but all of them through his legates. . . . With such care did he govern all peoples under him that he looked after all things and all men as if they were his own. As a result, the provinces all prospered in his reign, informers were abolished, and the confiscation of goods was less frequent than ever before. . . .

He died in the seventieth year of his age, but his loss was felt as though he had been but a youth. . . . On the second day, as he saw that his condition was becoming worse, in the presence of his prefects he committed the state and his daughter to Marcus Antoninus. . . .
Blindado
DidJulSestConMil.jpg
1bq Didius Julianus93 views193

Sestertius

Laureate head, right, IMP CAES M DID SEVER IVLIAN AVG
Concorde w/ standard, CONCORDIA MILIT SC

RIC 14

According to the Historia Augusta: Didius Julianus. . . was reared at the home of Domitia Lucilla, the mother of the Emperor Marcus. . . . [T]hrough the support of Marcus he attained to the office of aedile [and] praetor. After his praetorship he commanded the XXII Legion, the Primigenia, in Germany, and following that he ruled Belgium long and well. Here, with auxiliaries hastily levied from the provinces, he held out against the Chauci as they attempted to burst through the border; and for these services, on the recommendation of the Emperor, he was deemed worthy of the consulship. He also gained a crushing victory over the Chatti. Next he took charge of Dalmatia and cleared it of the hostile tribes on its borders. Then he governed Lower Germany. . . .

His consulship he served with Pertinax; in the proconsulship of Africa, moreover, he succeeded him. Pertinax always spoke of him as his colleague and successor. After [Pertinax'] death, when Sulpicianus was making plans to be hailed emperor in the camp, Julianus, together with his son-in-law, . . . discovered two tribunes, Publius Florianus and Vectius Aper, who immediately began urging him to seize the throne; and. . . conducted him to the praetorian camp. When they arrived at the camp, however, Sulpicianus, the prefect of the city and the father-in-law of Pertinax, was holding an assembly and claiming the empire himself, and no one would let Julianus inside, despite the huge promises he made from outside the wall. Julianus then . . . wrote on placards that he would restore the good name of Commodus; so he was admitted and proclaimed emperor. . . .

Julianus had no fear of either the British or the Illyrian army; but being chiefly afraid of the Syrian army, he despatched a centurion of the first rank with orders to murder Niger. Consequently Pescennius Niger in Syria and Septimius Severus in Illyricum, together with the armies which they commanded, revolted from Julianus. But when he received the news of the revolt of Severus, whom he had not suspected, then he was greatly troubled and came to the senate and prevailed upon them to declare Severus a public enemy. . . . Severus was approaching the city with a hostile army. . . and the populace hated and laughed at him more and more every day.

In a short time Julianus was deserted by all and left alone in the Palace with one of his prefects, Genialis, and with Repentinus, his son-in-law. Finally, it was propose'd that the imperial power be taken away from Julianus by order of the senate. This was done, and Severus was forthwith acclaimed emperor, while it was given out that Julianus had taken poison. Nevertheless, the senate despatched a delegation and through their efforts Julianus was slain in the Palace by a common soldier. . . .
Blindado
AurelianusAntPietas.jpg
1dk Aurelian28 views270-275

Radiate, cuirassed bust, right, IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Aurelian & Severina or priest standing facing each other, each holding short sceptre, sacrificing at altar between them, S in ex, PIETAS AVG

Zosimus recorded: Aurelianus, having regulated the empire, went from Rome to Aquileia, and from thence into Pannonia, which he was informed the Scythians were preparing to invade. For this reason he sent orders to the inhabitants of that country to carry into the towns all their corn and cattle, and every thing that could be of use to the enemy, in order to distress them with famine, with which they were already afflicted. The Barbarians having crossed the river into Pannonia had an engagement, the result of which was nearly equal. But the same night, the Barbarians recrossed the river, and as soon as day appeared, sent ambassadors to treat for peace. |25

The Emperor, hearing that the Alemanni and the neighbouring nations intended to over-run Italy, was with just reason more concerned for Rome and the adjacent places, than for the more remote. Having therefore ordered a sufficient force to remain for the defence of Pannonia, he marched towards Italy, and on his route, on the borders of that country, near the Ister, slew many thousands of the Barbarians in one battle. Several members of the senate being at this time accused of conspiring against the emperor were put to death ; and Rome, which before had no walls, was now surrounded with them. This work was begun in the reign of Aurelianus, and was finished by Probus. At the same time Epitimius, Urbanus, and Domitianus, were likewise suspected as innovators, and were immediately apprehended and punished. During these occurrences in Italy and Pannonia, the emperor prepared to march against the Palmyrenians, who had subdued all Egypt, and the east, as far as Ancyra in Galatia, and would have acquired Bithynia even as far as Chalcedon, if the inhabitants of that country had not learned that Aurelianus was made emperor, and so shook off the Palmyrenian yoke. As soon as the emperor was on his march thither, Ancyra submitted to the Romans, and afterwards Tuana, and all the cities between that and Antioch. There finding Zenobia with a large army ready to engage, as he himself also was, he met and engaged her as honour obliged him [an defeated the enemy. . . .

[Having crushed Palmyra and razed it] He then entered Rome in triumph, where he was most magnificiently received by the senate and people. At this period also be erected that sumptuous temple of the sun, which he ornamented with all the sacred spoils that he brought from Palmyra; placing in it the statues of the sun and Belus. After this he easily reduced Tatricus with his rebellious accomplices, whom he brought to signal punishment. He likewise called in all the counterfeit money, and issued new, to avoid confusion in trade. Besides which he bestowed on the people a gift of bread, as a mark of his favour; and having arranged all affairs set out on a journey from Rome. . . .

During his stay at Perinthus, now called Heraclea, a conspiracy was thus formed against him. There was in the court a man named Eros, whose office was to carry out the answers of the emperor. This man had been for some fault threatened by the emperor, and put in great fear. Dreading therefore lest the emperor should realize his menaces by actions, he went to some of the guard, whom he knew to be the boldest men in the court; be told them a plausible story, and shewed them a letter of his own writing, in the character of the emperor (which he had long before learned to counterfeit), and persuading them first that they themselves were to be put to death, [h]e endeavoured to prevail on them to murder the emperor. The deception answered. Observing Aurelianus to go out of the city with a small retinue, they ran out upon him and murdered him.

RIC 138
Blindado
savaria_01-stone_of_the_Caesars.JPG
2008-Savaria - The stone of the Caesars23 viewsOn the top of the red granite stone a sun-dial shows the time, and has six emperor relief. All of them played a significant role in the development of this town:
Claudius founded in AD 43 as Colonia Claudia Savaria;
during the reign of Domitian the town became a religion centre;
Emperor Trajan settled military troops from the civilians and they fought in Dacian War;
during the reign of Septimius Severus was built an Isis shrine;
Diocletian made the centre of jury during the Great Persecution;
and finally Constantine the Great, who partitioned Pannonia four province and Savaria was the capital of Pannonia Prima.
berserker
2015_highlights.jpg
2015 Highlights56 viewsHere are a few of my favorite acquisitions from 2015. To see detailed descriptions of each coin, click on a title below. Thanks for checking out my gallery and may everyone have a happy and safe New Year!

Lucius Marcius Philippus, RSC Marcia 28
Vespasian, RIC 1558
Domitian, RIC Vesp 957
Trajan, RIC 212
Trajan, RIC 222
Hadrian, RIC 129c
Hadrian, RIC 247i
Marcus Aurelius, RIC 291
Septimius Severus, RIC 494
Caracalla, RIC 120
Elagabalus, RIC 88
Severus Alexander, RIC 178
Volusian, McAlee 1192/1193 variety

Matt Inglima
caracalla den.jpg
204 AD - CARACALLA AR denarius 30 viewsobv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG (laureate head right)
rev: VICTORIAE / AVGG (Victory in galloping biga right), AVGG in ex
ref: RIC 170, RSC 622 (10fr.), BMC 518
mint: Rome
2.63gms
Scarce
Rome 204 AD. This year was the celebration of the Secular Games, (116 years after the last celebration by Domitian), but this issue is rather commemorated the defeat of the Parthians by Augustorum (Severus & Caracalla).
berserker
Denario_Domit-Vesp-Tito_Fourree.jpg
21-01 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.) 50 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA
Híbrido realizado con cuños pertenecientes el anverso a Domiciano y el del reverso a su padre Vespasiano ó a su hermano Tito.
Denario Forrado 18x16 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII" Leyenda en sentido anti-horario - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
El cuño del anverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (COS VII – Cónsul por Séptima vez) ya avanzado el 80 D.C.
Rev: "PON MAX – TR P COS VI" – Pax (La Paz) sentada en un trono a izquierda, portando una rama de olivo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido.
El cuño del reverso puede pertenecer a monedas emitidas por Vespasiano en el 75 D.C. o por Tito en 77-78 D.C. años en los cuales los mencionados ostentaban el título de Cónsul por sexta vez respectivamente.

Acuñada Con posterioridad al 80 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Anverso copiado de los utilizados en las emisiones correspondientes al año 80 D.C., y el reverso imitando al RIC Vol.II #90 (Vespasianus) Pag.24, Cohen #366 ó al RIC Vol.II #200 (Titus) Pag.38, Cohen #154
mdelvalle
RIC_90-200_Denario_Forrado_Domiciano.jpg
21-01 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.) 17 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA
Híbrido realizado con cuños pertenecientes el anverso a Domiciano y el del reverso a su padre Vespasiano ó a su hermano Tito.
Denario Forrado 18x16 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII" Leyenda en sentido anti-horario - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
El cuño del anverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (COS VII – Cónsul por Séptima vez) ya avanzado el 80 D.C.
Rev: "PON MAX – TR P COS VI" – Pax (La Paz) sentada en un trono a izquierda, portando una rama de olivo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido.
El cuño del reverso puede pertenecer a monedas emitidas por Vespasiano en el 75 D.C. o por Tito en 77-78 D.C. años en los cuales los mencionados ostentaban el título de Cónsul por sexta vez respectivamente.

Acuñada Con posterioridad al 80 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Anverso copiado de los utilizados en las emisiones correspondientes al año 80 D.C., y el reverso imitando al RIC Vol.II #90 (Vespasianus) Pag.24, Cohen #366 ó al RIC Vol.II #200 (Titus) Pag.38, Cohen #154
mdelvalle
Denario_Domitian_RIC_596_1_Fourree.jpg
21-02 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.) 47 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA, puede estar acuñado con un anverso anterior, si vemos el espacio entre la terminación de la leyenda visible TR P y el pecho del emperador vemos que no hay espacio para que entre VIII, que sería la leyenda de anverso de las monedas acuñadas en el 88 D.C.
Denario Forrado 18x17 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG - GERM P M TR P [VIII]" - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC" – Heraldo vistiendo gorro emplumado avanzando a izquierda, portando vara en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y escudo redondo decorado, su centro, con un busto de Minerva.
Para Cohen el Heraldo podría ser un sacerdote Salian (Saltador) de la antigua Roma. Esta moneda es parte de la extensa emisión que se realizó en Roma conmemorando los Juegos Seculares en el otoño del 88 D.C.

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión 88 D.C.
Ceca: No Oficial
Rareza: Rara

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #117 Pag.168 – RIC2 #596 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2723 Pag.494 - BMCRE Vol.2 #131 - Cohen Vol.1 #76 Pag.476 - DVM #19 Pag.110 - CBN #120 - RSC Vol. II #76/77 Pag.64
mdelvalle
Denario DOMITIANO RIC139_1.jpg
21-03 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)54 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.3 gr.

Anv: "[IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GE]RM P M TR P VIII" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P" - Minerva de pié a izquierda, sosteniendo rayo/trueno en mano derecha, jabalina en izquierda y escudo a sus piés detrás.

Acuñada 4ta. Emisión 88 - 89 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #139 Pag.170 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2732 Pag.495 - BMCRE #153 - Cohen Vol.1 #251 Pag.493 - DVM #39/2 Pag.111 - CBN #147 - RSC Vol. II #251 Pag.68
mdelvalle
RIC_92_Denario_Forrado_Domiciano.jpg
21-03 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.) 16 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA,
Híbrido realizado con cuños que al datarlos por los títulos que ostentaba el Emperador, nos dan dos fechas distintas, a saber: 93 D.C. para el cuño del anverso y 87 D.C. para el del reverso.
Denario Forrado 18 mm 2.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG - GERM P M TR P XIII" - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
[I] El cuño del anverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (TR P XIII – Recibidos sus poderes de Tribuno por décima tercera vez) en el 93 D.C. Un corte de testeo cruza el busto del Emperador, al parecer a alguien en la antigüedad no lo convenció la falsificación
Rev: "IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P" – Minerva de pié a derecha sobre la proa de una galera, blandiendo una jabalina con mano derecha y portando escudo en la izquierda.
El cuño del reverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (IMP XIIII COS XIII) en el 87 D.C.

Acuñada Con posterioridad al 93 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Anverso copiado de los utilizados en las emisiones correspondientes a los años 93 y 94 D.C., y el reverso imitando al RIC Vol.II #92 Pag.165 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2730 Pag.495 - BMCRE Vol.2 #103 - Cohen Vol.1 #218 Pag.490 - DVM #19 Pag.110 - CBN #104 - RSC Vol. II #218 Pag.67
mdelvalle
Denario_Domitiano_RIC_92_176_Fourree.jpg
21-04 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.) 46 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA,
Híbrido realizado con cuños que al datarlos por los títulos que ostentaba el Emperador, nos dan dos fechas distintas, a saber: 93 D.C. para el cuño del anverso y 87 D.C. para el del reverso.
Denario Forrado 18 mm 2.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG - GERM P M TR P XIII" - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
[I] El cuño del anverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (TR P XIII – Recibidos sus poderes de Tribuno por décima tercera vez) en el 93 D.C. Un corte de testeo cruza el busto del Emperador, al parecer a alguien en la antigüedad no lo convenció la falsificación
Rev: "IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS P P P" – Minerva de pié a derecha sobre la proa de una galera, blandiendo una jabalina con mano derecha y portando escudo en la izquierda.
El cuño del reverso se puede datar por los títulos del Emperador (IMP XIIII COS XIII) en el 87 D.C.

Acuñada Con posterioridad al 93 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: Anverso copiado de los utilizados en las emisiones correspondientes a los años 93 y 94 D.C., y el reverso imitando al RIC Vol.II #92 Pag.165 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2730 Pag.495 - BMCRE Vol.2 #103 - Cohen Vol.1 #218 Pag.490 - DVM #19 Pag.110 - CBN #104 - RSC Vol. II #218 Pag.67
mdelvalle
RIC_117_Denario_Forrado_Domiciano.jpg
21-05 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.) 19 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA, puede estar acuñado con un anverso anterior, si vemos el espacio entre la terminación de la leyenda visible TR P y el pecho del emperador vemos que no hay espacio para que entre VIII, que sería la leyenda de anverso de las monedas acuñadas en el 88 D.C.
Denario Forrado 18x17 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG - GERM P M TR P [VIII]" - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC" – Heraldo vistiendo gorro emplumado avanzando a izquierda, portando vara en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y escudo redondo decorado, su centro, con un busto de Minerva.
Para Cohen el Heraldo podría ser un sacerdote Salian (Saltador) de la antigua Roma. Esta moneda es parte de la extensa emisión que se realizó en Roma conmemorando los Juegos Seculares en el otoño del 88 D.C.

Acuñada 3ra. Emisión 88 D.C.
Ceca: No Oficial
Rareza: Rara

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #117 Pag.168 – RIC2 #596 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2723 Pag.494 - BMCRE Vol.2 #131 - Cohen Vol.1 #76 Pag.476 - DVM #19 Pag.110 - CBN #120 - RSC Vol. II #76/77 Pag.64
mdelvalle
Denario DOMITIANO RIC175_1.jpg
21-06 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)84 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P" - Minerva (Pallas) avanzando a derecha, blandiendo jabalina en mano derecha y escudo en izquierda.

Acuñada 93 - 94 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #175 Pag.174 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2734 var Pag.495 - BMCRE #214 - Cohen Vol.1 #283 Pag.495 - DVM #44/3 Pag.111 - RSC Vol. II #283b Pag.69
mdelvalle
RIC_139_Denario_Domiciano.jpg
21-07 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)17 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.3 gr.

Anv: "[IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GE]RM P M TR P VIII" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P" - Minerva de pié a izquierda, sosteniendo rayo/trueno en mano derecha, jabalina en izquierda y escudo a sus piés detrás.

Acuñada 4ta. Emisión 88 - 89 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #139 Pag.170 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2732 Pag.495 - BMCRE #153 - Cohen Vol.1 #251 Pag.493 - DVM #39/2 Pag.111 - CBN #147 - RSC Vol. II #251 Pag.68
mdelvalle
RIC_166_AR_Denario_DOMICIANO_foro.jpg
21-08 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)20 viewsAR Denario 19,8 mm 3,26 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P" - Minerva (Pallas) avanzando a derecha, blandiendo jabalina en mano derecha y escudo en izquierda.

Acuñada 92 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #166 Pag.173 - RIC2 #728 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2734 var Pag.495 - BMCRE II#187ss Pag.336 (Plate 65 #12) - Cohen Vol.1 #273 Pag.494 - DVM #43/3 Pag.111 - RSC Vol. II #273 Pag.69
mdelvalle
RIC_175_Denario_Domiciano.jpg
21-09 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)15 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P" - Minerva (Pallas) avanzando a derecha, blandiendo jabalina en mano derecha y escudo en izquierda.

Acuñada 93 - 94 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #175 Pag.174 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2734 var Pag.495 - BMCRE #214 - Cohen Vol.1 #283 Pag.495 - DVM #44/3 Pag.111 - RSC Vol. II #283b Pag.69
mdelvalle
AS DOMITIANO RIC 298 var_1.jpg
21-10 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)97 viewsAE AS 26 mm 10.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER P P" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha con Aegis en el pecho.
Rev: "FIDEI PVBLICAE - S C" - Fides (La Fidelidad) de pié de frente viendo a izquierda portando una canasta de frutas en mano derecha y dos espigas en izquierda.

Acuñada Nov. 85 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #298 var Pag.192 - RIC2 #413 (R2) - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2804 var Pag.504 - BMCRE #364 - Cohen Vol.1 #109 var Pag.480
2 commentsmdelvalle
Domiciano_AS Fortunae_1.jpg
21-13 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)119 viewsAE AS 26 mm 10.5 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PERP PP" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha con Aegis en el pecho.
Rev: "FORTVNAE AVGVSTI - S C" - Fortuna de pié a izquierda, portando una cornucopia en brazo derecho y un timón en mano izquierda.

Acuñada 88 - 89 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #371 Pag.200 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2805 Pag.504 - BMCRE #416 - Cohen Vol.1 #128 Pag.482 - DVM #103 Pag.114 - CBN #452
2 commentsmdelvalle
RIC_242b_AS_Domiciano.jpg
21-30 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)17 viewsAE AS 27 mm 10.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M" - Busto laureado viendo a izquierda.
Rev: "TR P COS VIII DES VIIII P P - S C" - Minerva avanzando a der. blandiendo una jabalina y portando escudo circular.

Acuñada 82 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #242b var Pag.184 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2815var Pag.505 - BMCRE #281 - Cohen Vol.1 #589 Pag.519 - CBN #290 - DVM #113 Pag.114
mdelvalle
RIC_298var_AS_Domiciano.jpg
21-32 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)15 viewsAE AS 26 mm 10.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER P P" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha con Aegis en el pecho.
Rev: "FIDEI PVBLICAE - S C" - Fides (La Fidelidad) de pié de frente viendo a izquierda portando una canasta de frutas en mano derecha y dos espigas en izquierda.

Acuñada Nov. 85 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #298 var Pag.192 - RIC2 #413 (R2) - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2804 var Pag.504 - BMCRE #364 - Cohen Vol.1 #109 var Pag.480
mdelvalle
RIC_304a_AS_Domiciano.jpg
21-34 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)19 viewsAE AS 26 mm 9.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT PP" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "SALVTI / AVGVSTI - S C" - Fachada del Altar con puertas cerradas del Ara Salutis Augusti, con puertas de doble panel.

Acuñada 85 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #304a Pag.192 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2808 Pag.504 - BMCRE #358 - Cohen Vol.1 #418 Pag.506 - DVM #107 Pag.114 - CBN #379
mdelvalle
RIC_371_AS_Domiciano.jpg
21-36 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)21 viewsAE AS 26 mm 10.5 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PERP PP" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha con Aegis en el pecho.
Rev: "FORTVNAE AVGVSTI - S C" - Fortuna de pié a izquierda, portando una cornucopia en brazo derecho y un timón en mano izquierda.

Acuñada 88 - 89 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #371 Pag.200 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2805 Pag.504 - BMCRE #416 - Cohen Vol.1 #128 Pag.482 - DVM #103 Pag.114 - CBN #452
mdelvalle
RIC_408_AS_Domiciano.jpg
21-38 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)14 viewsAE AS 26 mm 9.4 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PERP PP" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha con Aegis en el pecho.
Rev: "MONETA AVGVSTI - S C" - Moneta de pié a izquierda, portando una balanza en mano derecha y cornucopia en izquierda.

Acuñada 92-96 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #408 Pag.205 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2807 var Pag.504 - Cohen Vol.1 #333 Pag.499 - DVM #105 Pag.114
mdelvalle
SNG_Cop_379_AE_Lydia_DOMICIA.jpg
22-20 - Philadelphia en Lydia - DOMICIA (81 - 96 D.C.)13 viewsAE15 - 1/2 Assarión (Provincial)
14 mm 2,86 gr 0 hr.

Anv: Busto a derecha
Rev: EΠI ΛAΓETA ΦIΛAΔEΛΦ,-[EWN], Racimo de uvas.

Domicia Longina (siglo I) fue una emperatriz romana, esposa del emperador Domiciano a quien dio en 73 D.C. su primer hijo Vespasiano, muere joven.
El emperador la repudia al enterarse de que mantenía relaciones con un comediógrafo de nombre Paris, pero sin embargo años más tarde la vuelve a llamar a su lado y tienen un segundo hijo, en el 90 D.C., al que también llaman Vespasiano, lamentablemente muere muy tempranamente, a los cinco años de edad.
Tras la muerte de este segundo hijo, Domicia encabezó la conjura que acabó con la vida de su marido y llevó al poder a Nerva. Domicia murió en tiempos de Trajano. (Fuente Wikipedia)

Acuñada 82 - 96 D.C.
Ceca: Philadelphia en Lydia - Lagetas Magistrado

Referencias: RPC II #1336; SNG München -; SNG Copenhagen # 379; BMC Lydia # 64 pag. 198,
mdelvalle
22006.jpg
22006 Domitian/Athena10 viewsDomitian/Athena
ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP
laureate head right.
Legend is counter-clockwise
CIΔ - HT
Athena advancing left, holding pomegranate, spear and shield,
serpent at foot.
Mint: Side, PAMPHYLIA 19.8mm 4.3g
RPC II 1527; SNG Copenhagen 415
Blayne W
22114.jpg
22114 Domitian/Pegasus19 viewsDomitian/Pegasus struck under Vespasian 76-77 AD
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS
Head of Domitian, laureate, right
Rev: COS IIII
Pegasus standing right, left foreleg raised, wings curling up on back
Mint: Rome 18mm., 3,24g
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 921-922
Ex Savoca Auctions 16th Blue Auction
2 commentsBlayne W
22116.jpg
22116 Domitian/Vesta Reverse16 viewsDomitian/Vesta struck under Vespasian 79 AD
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Head of Domitian, laureate, right
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Vesta, draped, hooded, seated left on throne, holding palladium in ext right hand and transverse sceptre in left
Mint: Rome 17mm., 3,14g
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 1087
Ex: Savoca Auction 16th Blue Auction
1 commentsBlayne W
RIC_19_Denario_Nerva.jpg
23-02 - NERVA (96 - 98 D.C.)21 viewsAR Denario 17 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERTAS PVBLICA" - Libertas (La Libertad) de pié a izquierda, portando largo cetro apoyado en brazo izquierdo y Pileus (Gorro de los esclavos) en mano derecha.
Nerva mantuvo siempre que él había "Liberado" a Roma de la tiranía de Domitiano, y restaurado el régimen constitucional.


Acuñada 2da. Emisión 97 D.C.
Ceca: Roma - 5ta. Off.

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #19D Pag.224 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3034 var Pag.86 - BMCRE #46 pl.2/4 - Cohen Vol.II #113 Pag.10 - DVM #14 Pag.118 - RSC Vol. II #113 Pag.80
mdelvalle
Denario NERVA RIC 19D.jpg
23-03 - NERVA (96 - 98 D.C.)69 viewsAR Denario 17 mm 3.0 gr.

Anv: "IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERTAS PVBLICA" - Libertas (La Libertad) de pié a izquierda, portando largo cetro apoyado en brazo izquierdo y Pileus (Gorro de los esclavos) en mano derecha.
Nerva mantuvo siempre que él había "Liberado" a Roma de la tiranía de Domitiano, y restaurado el régimen constitucional.


Acuñada 2da. Emisión 97 D.C.
Ceca: Roma - 5ta. Off.

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #19D Pag.224 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3034 var Pag.86 - BMCRE #46 pl.2/4 - Cohen Vol.II #113 Pag.10 - DVM #14 Pag.118 - RSC Vol. II #113 Pag.80
mdelvalle
AS NERVA RIC 86_1.jpg
23-10 - NERVA (96 - 98 D.C.)62 viewsAE AS 27 mm 11.2 gr.

Anv: "IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERTAS PVBLICA - S C" - Libertas (La Libertad) de pié a izquierda, portando largo cetro apoyado en brazo izquierdo y Pileus (Gorro de los esclavos) en mano derecha.
Nerva mantuvo siempre que él había "Liberado" a Roma de la tiranía de Domitiano, y restaurado el régimen constitucional.

Acuñada Sep./Dic. 96 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #64 Pag.227 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3064 Pag.91 - BMCRE p.17,* - Cohen Vol.II #108 Pag.10 - DVM #33 Pag.118 - CBN #85
mdelvalle
RIC_64_AS_Nerva.jpg
23-10 - NERVA (96 - 98 D.C.)16 viewsAE AS 27 mm 11.2 gr.

Anv: "IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERTAS PVBLICA - S C" - Libertas (La Libertad) de pié a izquierda, portando largo cetro apoyado en brazo izquierdo y Pileus (Gorro de los esclavos) en mano derecha.
Nerva mantuvo siempre que él había "Liberado" a Roma de la tiranía de Domitiano, y restaurado el régimen constitucional.

Acuñada Sep./Dic. 96 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #64 Pag.227 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3064 Pag.91 - BMCRE p.17,* - Cohen Vol.II #108 Pag.10 - DVM #33 Pag.118 - CBN #85
mdelvalle
261-1_Domitia.jpg
261/1. Domitia - denarius (128 BC)11 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 128 BC)
O/ Helmeted head of Roma right; corn-ear behind; XVI below chin.
R/ Victory in biga right, holding reins in left hand and whip in right hand; ROMA above; man fighting lion below; CN DOM in exergue.
3.84g; 18mm
Crawford 261/1 (71 obverse dies/89 reverse dies)

* Gnaeus Domitius (Calvinus?):

Our moneyer belonged to the old plebeian gens Domitia, but his identity is unknown. Babelon and ancient numismatists thought he was Ahenobarbus, the Consul of 96 BC, but it is not possible as he was already moneyer in 118 (the Narbo issue). Crawford postulated that he was from a collateral branch of the Ahenobarbi, and therefore a cousin of the Consul of 96, because he considered here that the Senatus Consultum De Agro Pergameno dates from 131 BC, but it is now dated 101, thus the Cn. Domitius Cn. f. mentioned there is doubtless the future Consul of 96*.

Gnaeus Domitius was more likely a Calvinus, from the other main stirps of the Domitii, but none of them is known during the 2nd century.

The figure below the chariot on the reverse is quite mysterious. Earlier numismatists thought it was a reference to the dogs fought by Ahenobarbus, the Consul of 122 who vanquished the Allobroges, but it is impossible as the battle was fought in 121, seven years after the denarius. Crawford considers the beast to be a lion, and therefore a reference to games organised by an Aedile; the corn-ear on the obverse would be a further reference to an aedileship.

* Harold B. Mattingly, "The Date of the Senatus Consultum De Agro Pergameno" in The American Journal of Philology, Vol. 93, n°3, 1972, pp. 412-423.
Joss
IMG_1605.JPG
3.7 Domitian denarius52 viewsRome Mint, 93 AD
Obv. IMP CEAS DOMITIANVS GERM PM TRP XIII
Rev. IMP ... COS XVI CENS PPP, Minerva, standing l., holding spear
Zam
IMG_1606.JPG
3.71 Domitian denarius52 viewsRome Mint, 93 AD
Obv. IMP CEAS DOMITIANVS GERM PM TRP XIII
Rev. IMP ... COS XVI CENS PPP, Minerva, standing l., holding spear
Zam
vespa denar02-.jpg
69-79 AD - VESPASIAN - AR denarius - struck 69-71 AD89 viewsobv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG (laureate bust of Vespasian right)
rev: CAESAR.AVG.F.COS.CAESAR.AVG.F.PR (heads of Titus & Domitian facing each other)
ref: RIC 2.1 [2008] 16, (RIC II [1962] 2), RSC-, BMC 2
mint: Rome
2.61gms, 17mm
Rare

This important dynastic issue shows early on Vespasian's intent that "either his sons would succeed him, or no one would." (Suet. Vesp. 25)
berserker
VespasianPax_RICii10.jpg
710a, Vespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D.134 viewsSilver denarius, RIC II, 10, aVF, 3.5 g, 18mm, Rome mint, 69-71 AD; Obverse: IMP CAESA[R] VESPASIANV[S AV]G - Laureate head right; Reverse: COS ITER [T]R POT - Pax seated left holding branch and caduceus. Ex Imperial Coins.


De Imperatoribus Romanis:
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Titus Flavius Vespasianus (A.D. 69-79)

John Donahue
College of William and Mary

Introduction

Titus Flavius Vespasianus (b. A.D. 9, d. A.D. 79, emperor A.D. 69-79) restored peace and stability to an empire in disarray following the death of Nero in A.D. 68. In the process he established the Flavian dynasty as the legitimate successor to the Imperial throne. Although we lack many details about the events and chronology of his reign, Vespasian provided practical leadership and a return to stable government - accomplishments which, when combined with his other achievements, make his emperorship particularly notable within the history of the Principate.

Early Life and Career

Vespasian was born at Falacrina near Sabine Reate on 17 November, A.D. 9, the son of T. Flavius Sabinus, a successful tax collector and banker, and Vespasia Polla. Both parents were of equestrian status. Few details of his first fifteen years survive, yet it appears that his father and mother were often away from home on business for long periods. As a result, Vespasian's early education became the responsibility of his paternal grandmother, Tertulla. [[1]] In about A.D. 25 Vespasian assumed the toga virilis and later accepted the wearing of the latus clavus, and with it the senatorial path that his older brother, T. Flavius Sabinus, had already chosen. [[2]] Although many of the particulars are lacking, the posts typically occupied by one intent upon a senatorial career soon followed: a military tribunate in Thrace, perhaps for three or four years; a quaestorship in Crete-Cyrene; and the offices of aedile and praetor, successively, under the emperor Gaius. [[3]]

It was during this period that Vespasian married Flavia Domitilla. Daughter of a treasury clerk and former mistress of an African knight, Flavia lacked the social standing and family connections that the politically ambitious usually sought through marriage. In any case, the couple produced three children, a daughter, also named Flavia Domitilla, and two sons, the future emperors Titus and Domitian . Flavia did not live to witness her husband's emperorship and after her death Vespasian returned to his former mistress Caenis, who had been secretary to Antonia (daughter of Marc Antony and mother of Claudius). Caenis apparently exerted considerable influence over Vespasian, prompting Suetonius to assert that she remained his wife in all but name, even after he became emperor. [[4]]

Following the assassination of Gaius on 24 January, A.D. 41, Vespasian advanced rapidly, thanks in large part to the new princeps Claudius, whose favor the Flavians had wisely secured with that of Antonia, the mother of Germanicus, and of Claudius' freedmen, especially Narcissus. [[5]] The emperor soon dispatched Vespasian to Argentoratum (Strasbourg) as legatus legionis II Augustae, apparently to prepare the legion for the invasion of Britain. Vespasian first appeared at the battle of Medway in A.D. 43, and soon thereafter led his legion across the south of England, where he engaged the enemy thirty times in battle, subdued two tribes, and conquered the Isle of Wight. According to Suetonius, these operations were conducted partly under Claudius and partly under Vespasian's commander, Aulus Plautius. Vespasian's contributions, however, did not go unnoticed; he received the ornamenta triumphalia and two priesthoods from Claudius for his exploits in Britain. [[6]]

By the end of A.D. 51 Vespasian had reached the consulship, the pinnacle of a political career at Rome. For reasons that remain obscure he withdrew from political life at this point, only to return when chosen proconsul of Africa about A.D. 63-64. His subsequent administration of the province was marked by severity and parsimony, earning him a reputation for being scrupulous but unpopular. [[7]] Upon completion of his term, Vespasian returned to Rome where, as a senior senator, he became a man of influence in the emperor Nero's court. [[8]] Important enough to be included on Nero's tour of Greece in A.D. 66-67, Vespasian soon found himself in the vicinity of increasing political turbulence in the East. The situation would prove pivotal in advancing his career.

Judaea and the Accession to Power

In response to rioting in Caesarea and Jerusalem that had led to the slaughter in the latter city of Jewish leaders and Roman soldiers, Nero granted to Vespasian in A.D. 66 a special command in the East with the objective of settling the revolt in Judaea. By spring A.D. 67, with 60,000 legionaries, auxiliaries, and allies under his control, Vespasian set out to subdue Galilee and then to cut off Jerusalem. Success was quick and decisive. By October all of Galilee had been pacified and plans for the strategic encirclement of Jerusalem were soon formed. [[9]] Meanwhile, at the other end of the empire, the revolts of Gaius Iulius Vindex, governor of Gallia Lugdunensis, and Servius Sulpicius Galba , governor of Hispania Tarraconensis, had brought Nero's reign to the brink of collapse. The emperor committed suicide in June, A.D. 68, thereby ensuring chaos for the next eighteen months, as first Galba and then Marcus Salvius Otho and Aulus Vitellius acceded to power. Each lacked broad-based military and senatorial support; each would be violently deposed in turn. [[10]]

Still occupied with plans against Jerusalem, Vespasian swore allegiance to each emperor. Shortly after Vitellius assumed power in spring, A.D. 69, however, Vespasian met on the border of Judaea and Syria with Gaius Licinius Mucianus, governor of Syria, and after a series of private and public consultations, the two decided to revolt. [[11]] On July 1, at the urging of Tiberius Alexander, prefect of Egypt, the legions of Alexandria declared for Vespasian, as did the legions of Judaea two days later. By August all of Syria and the Danube legions had done likewise. Vespasian next dispatched Mucianus to Italy with 20,000 troops, while he set out from Syria to Alexandria in order to control grain shipments for the purpose of starving Italy into submission. [[12]] The siege of Jerusalem he placed in the hands of his son Titus.

Meanwhile, the Danubian legions, unwilling to wait for Mucianus' arrival, began their march against Vitellius ' forces. The latter army, suffering from a lack of discipline and training, and unaccustomed to the heat of Rome, was defeated at Cremona in late October. [[13]] By mid-December the Flavian forces had reached Carsulae, 95 kilometers north of Rome on the Flaminian Road, where the Vitellians, with no further hope of reinforcements, soon surrendered. At Rome, unable to persuade his followers to accept terms for his abdication, Vitellius was in peril. On the morning of December 20 the Flavian army entered Rome. By that afternoon, the emperor was dead. [[14]]

Tacitus records that by December 22, A.D. 69, Vespasian had been given all the honors and privileges usually granted to emperors. Even so, the issue remains unclear, owing largely to a surviving fragment of an enabling law, the lex de imperio Vespasiani, which conferred powers, privileges, and exemptions, most with Julio-Claudian precedents, on the new emperor. Whether the fragment represents a typical granting of imperial powers that has uniquely survived in Vespasian's case, or is an attempt to limit or expand such powers, remains difficult to know. In any case, the lex sanctioned all that Vespasian had done up to its passing and gave him authority to act as he saw fit on behalf of the Roman people. [[15]]

What does seem clear is that Vespasian felt the need to legitimize his new reign with vigor. He zealously publicized the number of divine omens that predicted his accession and at every opportunity he accumulated multiple consulships and imperial salutations. He also actively promoted the principle of dynastic succession, insisting that the emperorship would fall to his son. The initiative was fulfilled when Titus succeeded his father in A.D. 79.[[16]]

Emperorship

Upon his arrival in Rome in late summer, A.D. 70, Vespasian faced the daunting task of restoring a city and a government ravaged by the recent civil wars. Although many particulars are missing, a portrait nevertheles emerges of a ruler conscientiously committed to the methodical renewal of both city and empire. Concerning Rome itself, the emperor encouraged rebuilding on vacated lots, restored the Capitol (burned in A.D. 69), and also began work on several new buildings: a temple to the deified Claudius on the Caelian Hill, a project designed to identify Vespasian as a legitimate heir to the Julio-Claudians, while distancing himself from Nero ; a temple of Peace near the Forum; and the magnificent Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre), located on the site of the lake of Nero 's Golden House. [[17]]

Claiming that he needed forty thousand million sesterces for these projects and for others aimed at putting the state on more secure footing, Vespasian is said to have revoked various imperial immunities, manipulated the supply of certain commodities to inflate their price, and increased provincial taxation. [[18]] The measures are consistent with his characterization in the sources as both obdurate and avaricious. There were occasional political problems as well: Helvidius Priscus, an advocate of senatorial independence and a critic of the Flavian regime from the start, was exiled after A.D. 75 and later executed; Marcellus Eprius and A. Alienus Caecina were condemned by Titus for conspiracy, the former committing suicide, the latter executed in A.D. 79.
As Suetonius claims, however, in financial matters Vespasian always put revenues to the best possible advantage, regardless of their source. Tacitus, too, offers a generally favorable assessment, citing Vespasian as the first man to improve after becoming emperor. [[19]] Thus do we find the princeps offering subventions to senators not possessing the property qualifications of their rank, restoring many cities throughout the empire, and granting state salaries for the first time to teachers of Latin and Greek rhetoric. To enhance Roman economic and social life even further, he encouraged theatrical productions by building a new stage for the Theatre of Marcellus, and he also put on lavish state dinners to assist the food trades. [[20]]

In other matters the emperor displayed similar concern. He restored the depleted ranks of the senatorial and equestrian orders with eligible Italian and provincial candidates and reduced the backlog of pending court cases at Rome. Vespasian also re-established discipline in the army, while punishing or dismissing large numbers of Vitellius ' men. [[21]]
Beyond Rome, the emperor increased the number of legions in the East and continued the process of imperial expansion by the annexation of northern England, the pacification of Wales, and by advances into Scotland and southwest Germany between the Rhine and the Danube. Vespasian also conferred rights on communities abroad, especially in Spain, where the granting of Latin rights to all native communities contributed to the rapid Romanization of that province during the Imperial period. [[22]]

Death and Assessment

In contrast to his immediate imperial predecessors, Vespasian died peacefully - at Aquae Cutiliae near his birthplace in Sabine country on 23 June, A.D. 79, after contracting a brief illness. The occasion is said to have inspired his deathbed quip: "Oh my, I must be turning into a god!" [[23]] In fact, public deification did follow his death, as did his internment in the Mausoleum of Augustus alongside the Julio-Claudians.

A man of strict military discipline and simple tastes, Vespasian proved to be a conscientious and generally tolerant administrator. More importantly, following the upheavals of A.D. 68-69, his reign was welcome for its general tranquility and restoration of peace. In Vespasian Rome found a leader who made no great breaks with tradition, yet his ability ro rebuild the empire and especially his willingness to expand the composition of the governing class helped to establish a positive working model for the "good emperors" of the second century.

Bibliography

Since the scholarship on Vespasian is more comprehensive than can be treated here, the works listed below are main accounts or bear directly upon issues discussed in the entry above. A comprehensive modern anglophone study of this emperor is yet to be produced.

Atti congresso internazionale di studi Flaviani, 2 vols. Rieti, 1983.

Atti congresso internazionale di studi Vespasianei, 2 vols. Rieti, 1981.

Bosworth, A.B. "Vespasian and the Provinces: Some Problems of the Early 70s A.D." Athenaeum 51 (1973): 49-78.

Brunt, P. A. "Lex de imperio Vespasiani." JRS (67) 1977: 95-116.

D'Espèrey, S. Franchet. "Vespasien, Titus et la littérature." ANRW II.32.5: 3048-3086.

Dudley, D. and Webster, G. The Roman Conquest of Britain. London, 1965.

Gonzalez, J. "The Lex Irnitana: A New Copy of the Flavian Municipal Law." JRS 76 (1986): 147-243.

Grant, M. The Roman Emperors: A Biographical Guide to the Rulers of Rome, 31 B.C. - A.D. 476. New York, 1985.

Homo, L. Vespasien, l'Empereur du bons sens (69-79 ap. J.-C.). Paris, 1949.

Levi, M.A. "I Flavi." ANRW II.2: 177-207.

McCrum, M. and Woodhead, A. G. Select Documents of the Principates of the Flavian Emperors Including the Year of the Revolution. Cambridge, 1966.

Nicols, John. Vespasian and the Partes Flavianae. Wiesbaden, 1978.

Scarre, C. Chronicle of the Roman Emperors. The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Rome. London, 1995.

Suddington, D. B. The Development of the Roman Auxiliary Forces from Caesar to Vespasian, 49 B.C. - A.D. 79. Harare: U. of Zimbabwe, 1982.

Syme, R. Tacitus. Oxford, 1958.

Wardel, David. "Vespasian, Helvidius Priscus and the Restoration of the Capitol." Historia 45 (1996): 208-222.

Wellesley, K. The Long Year: A.D. 69. Bristol, 1989, 2nd ed.


Notes

[[1]] Suet. Vesp. 2.1. Suetonius remains the major source but see also Tac. Hist. 2-5; Cass. Dio 65; Joseph. BJ 3-4.

[[2]] Suetonius (Vesp. 2.1) claims that Vespasian did not accept the latus clavus, the broad striped toga worn by one aspiring to a senatorial career, immediately. The delay, however, was perhaps no more than three years. See J. Nicols, Vespasian and the Partes Flavianae (Wiesbaden, 1978), 2.

[[3]] Military tribunate and quaestorship: Suet. Vesp. 2.3; aedileship: ibid., 5.3, in which Gaius, furious that Vespasian had not kept the streets clean, as was his duty, ordered some soldiers to load him with filth;,they complied by stuffing his toga with as much as it could hold. See also Dio 59.12.2-3; praetorship: Suet. Vesp. 2.3, in which Vespasian is depicted as one of Gaius' leading adulators, an account consistent with Tacitus' portrayal (Hist 1.50.4; 2.5.1) of his early career. For a more complete discussion of these posts and attendant problems of dating, see Nicols, Vespasian, 2-7.

[[4]] Marriage and Caenis: Suet. Vesp. 3; Cass. Dio 65.14.

[[5]] Nicols, Vespasian, 12-39.

[[6]] Suet. Vesp. 4.1 For additional details on Vespasian's exploits in Britain, see D. Dudley and G. Webster, The Roman Conquest of Britain (London, 1965), 55 ff., 98.

[[7]] Concerning Vespasian's years between his consulship and proconsulship, see Suet. Vesp. 4.2 and Nicols, Vespasian, 9. On his unpopularity in Africa, see Suet. Vesp. 4.3, an account of a riot at Hadrumentum, where he was once pelted with turnips. In recording that Africa supported Vitellius in A.D. 69, Tacitus too suggests popular dissatisfaction with Vespasian's proconsulship. See Hist. 2.97.2.

[[8]] This despite the fact that the sources record two rebukes of Vespasian, one for extorting money from a young man seeking career advancement (Suet. Vesp. 4.3), the other for either leaving the room or dozing off during one of the emperor's recitals (Suet. Vesp. 4.4 and 14, which places the transgression in Greece; Tac. (Ann. 16.5.3), who makes Rome and the Quinquennial Games of A.D. 65 the setting; A. Braithwaite, C. Suetoni Tranquilli Divus Vespasianus, Oxford, 1927, 30, who argues for both Greece and Rome).

[[9]] Subjugation of Galilee: Joseph. BJ 3.65-4.106; siege of Jerusalem: ibid., 4.366-376, 414.

[[10]] Revolt of Vindex: Suet. Nero 40; Tac. Ann. 14.4; revolt of Galba: Suet. Galba 10; Plut. Galba, 4-5; suicide of Nero: Suet. Nero 49; Cass. Dio 63.29.2. For the most complete account of the period between Nero's death and the accession of Vespasian, see K. Wellesley, The Long Year: A.D. 69, 2nd. ed. (Bristol, 1989).

[[11]] Tac. Hist. 2.76.

[[12]] Troops in support of Vespasian: Suet. Vit. 15; Mucianus and his forces: Tac. Hist. 2.83; Vespasian and grain shipments: Joseph. BJ 4.605 ff.; see also Tac. Hist. 3.48, on Vespasian's possible plan to shut off grain shipments to Italy from Carthage as well.

[[13]] On Vitellius' army and its lack of discipline, see Tac. Hist. 2.93-94; illness of army: ibid., 2.99.1; Cremona: ibid., 3.32-33.

[[14]] On Vitellius' last days, see Tac. Hist. 3.68-81. On the complicated issue of Vitellius' death date, see L. Holzapfel, "Römische Kaiserdaten," Klio 13 (1913): 301.

[[15]] Honors, etc. Tac. Hist. 4.3. For more on the lex de imperio Vespasiani, see P. A. Brunt, "Lex de imperio Vespasiani," JRS (67) 1977: 95-116.

[[16]] Omens: Suet. Vesp. 5; consulships and honors: ibid., 8; succession of sons: ibid., 25.

[[17]] On Vespasian's restoration of Rome, see Suet. Vesp. 9; Cass. Dio 65.10; D. Wardel, "Vespasian, Helvidius Priscus and the Restoration of the Capitol," Historia 45 (1996): 208-222.

[[18]] Suet. Vesp. 16.

[[19]] Ibid.; Tac. Hist. 1.50.

[[20]] Suet. Vesp. 17-19.

[[21]] Ibid., 8-10.

[[22]] On Vespasian's exploits in Britain, see esp. Tac., Agricola, eds. R. M. Ogilvie and I. A. Richmond (1967), and W. S. Hanson, Agricola and the Conquest of the North (1987); on the granting of Latin rights in Spain, see, e.g., J. Gonzalez, "The Lex Irnitana: a New Copy of the Flavian Municipal Law." JRS 76 (1986): 147-243.

[[23]] For this witticism and other anecdotes concerning Vespasian's sense of humor, see Suet. Vesp. 23.

Copyright (C) 1998, John Donahue. Published on De Imperatoribus Romanis, an Online Encyplopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families.
http://www.roman-emperors.org/vespasia.htm
Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.





Cleisthenes
TitusCommColosseum.jpg
711a, Titus, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D. 109 viewsTITUS AUGUSTUS AR silver denarius. Struck at Rome, 80 AD. IMP TITVS CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate head right. Reverse - TRP IX IMP XV COS VIII PP, elephant walking left. Fully legible legends, about Very Fine, nice golden toning. Commemmorates the completion and dedication of the Colosseum and the opening of games. SCARCE. RCV 2512, valued at $544 in EF. 17mm, 3.1g. Ex Incitatus.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Titus Flavius Vespasianus (A.D. 79-81)

John Donahue
College of William and Mary

Titus Flavius Vespasianus was born on December 30, 39 A.D. He was the oldest of the three children of the founder of the Flavian Dynasty, Vespasian. Beginning in the year 70 Titus was named Cæsar and coregent; he was highly educated and a brilliant poet and orator in both Latin and Greek. He won military fame during the Jewish Revolt of 69-70. In April, 70, he appeared before the walls of Jerusalem, and conquered and destroyed the city after a siege of five months. He wished to preserve the Temple, but in the struggle with the Jews who rushed out of it a soldier threw a brand into the building. The siege and taking of the city were accompanied by barbarous cruelties. The next year Titus celebrated his victory by a triumph; to increase the fame of the Flavian dynasty the inscription on the triumphal arch represented the overthrow of the helpless people as a heroic achievement. Titus succeeded his father as Emperor in 79.

Before becoming emperor, tradition records that Titus was feared as the next Nero, a perception that may have developed from his association with Berenice, his alleged heavy-handedness as praetorian prefect, and tales of sexual debauchery. Once in office, however, both emperor and his reign were portrayed in universally positive terms. The suddenness of this transformation raises immediate suspicions, yet it is difficult to know whether the historical tradition is suspect or if Titus was in fact adept at taking off one mask for another. What is clear, however, is that Titus sought to present the Flavians as the legitimate successors of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Proof came through the issuing of a series of restoration coins of previous emperors, the most popular being Augustus and Claudius. In A.D. 80 Titus also set out to establish an imperial cult in honor of Vespasian. The temple, in which cult (the first that was not connected with the Julio-Claudians) was housed, was completed by Domitian and was known as the Temple of Vespasian and Domitian.
Legitimacy was also sought through various economic measures, which Titus enthusiastically funded. Vast amounts of capital poured into extensive building schemes in Rome, especially the Flavian Amphitheater, popularly known as the Colosseum. In celebration of additions made to the structure, Titus provided a grand 100-day festival, with sea fights staged on an artificial lake, infantry battles, wild beast hunts, and similar activities. He also constructed new imperial baths to the south-east of the Amphitheater and began work on the celebrated Arch of Titus, a memorial to his Jewish victories. Large sums were directed to Italy and the provinces as well, especially for road building. In response to the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Titus spent large sums to relieve distress in that area; likewise, the imperial purse contributed heavily to rebuilding Rome after a devastating fire destroyed large sections of the city in A.D. 80. As a result of these actions, Titus earned a reputation for generosity and geniality. For these reasons he gained the honourable title of "amor et deliciæ generis humani" (the darling and admiration of the human race). Even so, his financial acumen must not be under-estimated. He left the treasury with a surplus, as he had found it, and dealt promptly and efficiently with costly natural disasters. The Greek historian of the third-century A.D., Cassius Dio, perhaps offered the most accurate and succinct assessment of Titus' economic policy: "In money matters, Titus was frugal and made no unnecessary expenditure." In other areas, the brevity of Titus' reign limits our ability to detect major emphases or trends in policy. As far as can be discerned from the limited evidence, senior officials and amici were well chosen, and his legislative activity tended to focus on popular social measures, with the army as a particular beneficiary in the areas of land ownership, marriage, and testamentary freedom. In the provinces, Titus continued his father's policies by strengthening roads and forts in the East and along the Danube.

Titus died in September, A.D. 81 after only 26 months in office. Suetonius recorded that Titus died on his way to the Sabine country of his ancestors in the same villa as his father. A competing tradition persistently implicated his brother and successor, Domitian, as having had a hand in the emperor's demise, but the evidence is highly contradictory and any wrongdoing is difficult to prove. Domitian himself delivered the funeral eulogy and had Titus deified. He also built several monuments in honor of Titus and completed the Temple of Vespasian and Titus, changing the name of the structure to include his brother's and setting up his cult statue in the Temple itself.

Titus was the beneficiary of considerable intelligence and talent, endowments that were carefully cultivated at every step of his career, from his early education to his role under his father's principate. Cassius Dio suggested that Titus' reputation was enhanced by his early death. It is true that the ancient sources tend to heroicize Titus, yet based upon the evidence, his reign must be considered a positive one. He capably continued the work of his father in establishing the Flavian Dynasty and he maintained a high degree of economic and administrative competence in Italy and beyond. In so doing, he solidified the role of the emperor as paternalistic autocrat, a model that would serve Trajan and his successors well. Titus was used as a model by later emperors, especially those known as the Five Good Emperors (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius).

Copyright (C) 1997, John Donahue.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Catholic Encyclopedia, http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14746b.htm

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
Titus_Colosseum_Commem_AR_denarius.jpg
711a, Titus, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D.136 viewsTitus, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D. AR denarius, RCV 2512, aVF, struck at Rome, 80 A.D., 17.5mm, 3.4g. Obverse: IMP TITVS CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate head right; Reverse: TRP IX IMP XV COS VIII PP, elephant walking left. Fully legible legends; nice golden toning. This coin was struck in order to commemorate the completion and dedication of the Flavian Amphitheatre (the Colosseum) and its opening games. Very scarce. Ex Incitatus; photo courtesy Incitatus.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Titus Flavius Vespasianus (A.D. 79-81)

John Donahue
College of William and Mary

Titus Flavius Vespasianus was born on December 30, 39 A.D. He was the oldest of the three children of the founder of the Flavian Dynasty, Vespasian. Beginning in the year 70 Titus was named Cæsar and coregent; he was highly educated and a brilliant poet and orator in both Latin and Greek. He won military fame during the Jewish Revolt of 69-70. In April, 70, he appeared before the walls of Jerusalem, and conquered and destroyed the city after a siege of five months. He wished to preserve the Temple, but in the struggle with the Jews who rushed out of it a soldier threw a brand into the building. The siege and taking of the city were accompanied by barbarous cruelties. The next year Titus celebrated his victory by a triumph; to increase the fame of the Flavian dynasty the inscription on the triumphal arch represented the overthrow of the helpless people as a heroic achievement. Titus succeeded his father as Emperor in 79.

Before becoming emperor, tradition records that Titus was feared as the next Nero, a perception that may have developed from his association with Berenice, his alleged heavy-handedness as praetorian prefect, and tales of sexual debauchery. Once in office, however, both emperor and his reign were portrayed in universally positive terms. The suddenness of this transformation raises immediate suspicions, yet it is difficult to know whether the historical tradition is suspect or if Titus was in fact adept at taking off one mask for another. What is clear, however, is that Titus sought to present the Flavians as the legitimate successors of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Proof came through the issuing of a series of restoration coins of previous emperors, the most popular being Augustus and Claudius. In A.D. 80 Titus also set out to establish an imperial cult in honor of Vespasian. The temple, in which cult (the first that was not connected with the Julio-Claudians) was housed, was completed by Domitian and was known as the Temple of Vespasian and Domitian.
Legitimacy was also sought through various economic measures, which Titus enthusiastically funded. Vast amounts of capital poured into extensive building schemes in Rome, especially the Flavian Amphitheater, popularly known as the Colosseum. In celebration of additions made to the structure, Titus provided a grand 100-day festival, with sea fights staged on an artificial lake, infantry battles, wild beast hunts, and similar activities. He also constructed new imperial baths to the south-east of the Amphitheater and began work on the celebrated Arch of Titus, a memorial to his Jewish victories. Large sums were directed to Italy and the provinces as well, especially for road building. In response to the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Titus spent large sums to relieve distress in that area; likewise, the imperial purse contributed heavily to rebuilding Rome after a devastating fire destroyed large sections of the city in A.D. 80. As a result of these actions, Titus earned a reputation for generosity and geniality. For these reasons he gained the honourable title of "amor et deliciæ generis humani" (the darling and admiration of the human race). Even so, his financial acumen must not be under-estimated. He left the treasury with a surplus, as he had found it, and dealt promptly and efficiently with costly natural disasters. The Greek historian of the third-century A.D., Cassius Dio, perhaps offered the most accurate and succinct assessment of Titus' economic policy: "In money matters, Titus was frugal and made no unnecessary expenditure." In other areas, the brevity of Titus' reign limits our ability to detect major emphases or trends in policy. As far as can be discerned from the limited evidence, senior officials and amici were well chosen, and his legislative activity tended to focus on popular social measures, with the army as a particular beneficiary in the areas of land ownership, marriage, and testamentary freedom. In the provinces, Titus continued his father's policies by strengthening roads and forts in the East and along the Danube.

Titus died in September, A.D. 81 after only 26 months in office. Suetonius recorded that Titus died on his way to the Sabine country of his ancestors in the same villa as his father. A competing tradition persistently implicated his brother and successor, Domitian, as having had a hand in the emperor's demise, but the evidence is highly contradictory and any wrongdoing is difficult to prove. Domitian himself delivered the funeral eulogy and had Titus deified. He also built several monuments in honor of Titus and completed the Temple of Vespasian and Titus, changing the name of the structure to include his brother's and setting up his cult statue in the Temple itself.

Titus was the beneficiary of considerable intelligence and talent, endowments that were carefully cultivated at every step of his career, from his early education to his role under his father's principate. Cassius Dio suggested that Titus' reputation was enhanced by his early death. It is true that the ancient sources tend to heroicize Titus, yet based upon the evidence, his reign must be considered a positive one. He capably continued the work of his father in establishing the Flavian Dynasty and he maintained a high degree of economic and administrative competence in Italy and beyond. In so doing, he solidified the role of the emperor as paternalistic autocrat, a model that would serve Trajan and his successors well. Titus was used as a model by later emperors, especially those known as the Five Good Emperors (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius).

Copyright (C) 1997, John Donahue.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Catholic Encyclopedia, http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14746b.htm

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
3 commentsCleisthenes
DomitianARDenariusHorseman.jpg
712a, Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.157 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, AR Denarius. 77-78 AD; RIC 242, VF, 18mm, 3.18grams. Obverse: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIA[NVS], laureate head right ; Reverse: COS V below man with hand raised out behind him on horse prancing right. RSC 49a. Scarce. Ex Zuzim Judaea.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Titus Flavius Domitianus(A.D. 81-96)

John Donahue
College of William and Mary

Domitian was born in Rome on 24 October A.D. 51, the youngest son of Vespasian, Roman emperor (A.D. 69-79) and Domitilla I, a treasury clerk's daughter. Little is known about Domitian in the turbulent 18 months of the four (five?) emperors, but in the aftermath of the downfall of Vitellius in A.D. 69 he presented himself to the invading Flavian forces, was hailed as Caesar, and moved into the imperial residence.

As emperor, Domitian was to become one of Rome's foremost micromanagers, especially concerning the economy. Shortly after taking office, he raised the silver content of the denarius by about 12% (to the earlier level of Augustus), only to devaluate it in A.D. 85, when the imperial income must have proved insufficient to meet military and public expenses.

Domitian's reach extended well beyond the economy. Late in A.D. 85 he made himself censor perpetuus, censor for life, with a general supervision of conduct and morals. The move was without precedent and, although largely symbolic, it nevertheless revealed Domitian's obsessive interest in all aspects of Roman life. An ardent supporter of traditional Roman religion, he also closely identified himself with Minerva and Jupiter, publicly linking the latter divinity to his regime through the Ludi Capitolini, the Capitoline Games, begun in A.D.86. Held every four years in the early summer, the Games consisted of chariot races, athletics and gymnastics, and music, oratory and poetry.

Beyond Rome, Domitian taxed provincials rigorously and was not afraid to impose his will on officials of every rank. Consistent with his concern for the details of administration, he also made essential changes in the organization of several provinces and established the office of curator to investigate financial mismanagement in the cities. Other evidence points to a concern with civic improvements of all kinds, from road building in Asia Minor, Sardinia and near the Danube to building and defensive improvements in North Africa.

While the military abilities of Vespasian and Titus were genuine, those of Domitian were not. Partly as an attempt to remedy this deficiency, Domitian frequently became involved in his own military exploits outside of Rome. He claimed a triumph in A.D. 83 for subduing the Chatti in Gaul, but the conquest was illusory. Final victory did not really come until A.D. 89. In Britain, similar propaganda masked the withdrawal of Roman forces from the northern borders to positions farther south, a clear sign of Domitian's rejection of expansionist warfare in the province.

Domitian's autocratic tendencies meant that the real seat of power during his reign resided with his court. The features typically associated with later courts - a small band of favored courtiers, a keen interest in the bizarre and the unusual (e.g., wrestlers, jesters, and dwarves), and a highly mannered, if somewhat artificial atmosphere, characterized Domitian's palace too, whether at Rome or at his Alban villa, some 20 kilometers outside of the capital.

On 18 September, A.D. 96, Domitian was assassinated and was succeeded on the very same day by M. Cocceius Nerva, a senator and one of his amici. The sources are unanimous in stressing that this was a palace plot, yet it is difficult to determine the level of culpability among the various potential conspirators.
In many ways, Domitian is still a mystery - a lazy and licentious ruler by some accounts, an ambitious administrator and keeper of traditional Roman religion by others. As many of his economic, provincial, and military policies reveal, he was efficient and practical in much that he undertook, yet he also did nothing to hide the harsher despotic realities of his rule. This fact, combined with his solitary personality and frequent absences from Rome, guaranteed a harsh portrayal of his rule. The ultimate truths of his reign remain difficult to know.

Copyright (C) 1997, John Donahue.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Perhaps the reverse of this Domitian/Horseman specimen depicts Domitian as he rode a white horse behind his father, Vespasian, and his brother, Titus, during their joint triumph celebrating their victory over Judaea (see: Suetonius. The Twelve Caesars. Trans. Robert Graves. London: Penguin, 2003. 304).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
anonym quadr-.jpg
81-161 AD - Anonymous AE quadrans - period of Domitian to Antoninus Pius, c81-161 AD37 viewsobv: Helmeted & draped bust of Minerva right
rev: S-C in fields, owl standing half right, head facing
ref: RIC II 7, C.7
3.41gms, 17-19mm
Scarce
berserker
domitian_domitia_drachme-unpubl.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN & DOMITIA AE19 of Adramyteion43 viewsobv: AYT DOMITIANOC KAI CEB GEPM[ANIKOC] (laureate head right)
rev: DOMITIA CEB ADR[A] (draped bust right)
ref: RPC 2910 (just two specimens cited)
mint: Adramyteion
4.08gms, 19mm, plated
Very rare

Domitia Longina or simply Domitia married to Domitian in 70 A.D. In 81, Domitian became the new Roman Emperor and Domitia became the new Roman Empress. In 83 she had an affair with an actor called Paris, who was executed for this, and Domitia exiled after the divorce. In 91 Domitian recalled her from exile to Rome as a Roman Empress. Years after Domitian's death, Domitia still referred to herself as an Emperor's wife. She died peacefully about 130 AD. Some coins of her were minted during Domitian's reign.
Adramyttium (Adramyteion) was an ancient city of Mysia at the head of the Gulf of Adramyttium facing the island of Lesbos, and at the base of Mt. Ida.
berserker
domitian_RIC305.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE as - struck 85-86 AD50 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.DOMIT.AVG.GERM.COS.XI.CENS.PER.P.P. (laureate head right)
rev: VICTORIAE AVGVSTI (Victory standing left, holding palm, inscibing shield set on trophy of german arms), in centre field, S – C
ref: RIC II 305 (C), C.642 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
11.16gms, 26mm
(Although RIC describes this coin as common, I think it's scarce)

Domitian was eager to display his military prowess, just as his father and brother had succeeded in Judaea, he wanted to be known as conqueror of the Germans. He claimed a triumph in A.D. 83 for subduing the Chatti in Gaul, but the conquest was illusory.
1 commentsberserker
domitian as-.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE as - struck 90-91 AD34 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.DOMIT.AVG.GERM.COS.XV. CENS.PER.P.P. (laureate head right)
rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S.C. (Virtus standing right, holding parazonium and sceptre, left foot on helmet)
ref: RIC II 397, C.656 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
12.06gms, 25mm

History: Domitian attacked the Suebian Marcomanni and Quadi in the First Pannonian War (AD 89), while offering the Dacian king Decebalus a settlement to avoid conflicts on two fronts. Compelled to return to the Danube three years later, Domitian fought the combined forces of the Suebi and the Sarmatians in the Second Pannonian War (AD 92). Few other details are available beyond the fact that a Roman legion was destroyed (Legio XXI Rapax) in a campaign that lasted about eight months. By January, AD 93, Domitian was back in Rome, not to accept a full triumph but the lesser ovatio, a sign perhaps of unfinished business along the Danube. In fact, during the final years of Domitian's reign, the buildup of forces on the middle Danube and the appointment and transfer of key senior officials suggest that a third Pannonian campaign (? AD 95) directed against the Suebi and Sarmatians may have been underway. Even so, there is no testimony of actual conflicts and the evidence does not extend beyond AD 97.
berserker
domitian as.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE as - struck 92-94 AD57 viewsobv: IMP.[CAES.DOMIT.AVG.GERM.CO]S.XVI. CENS.PER.P.P. (laureate head right)
rev: [MONETA] AVGVSTI / S.C. (Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia)
ref: RIC II 408, C.333 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
12.63gms, 25mm

The recurrence of this legend and type on so many imperial medals of diverse reigns is in itself one of the clearest and most direct proofs that these medals were real money.
1 commentsberserker
domitian dup.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE dupondius - struck 90-91 AD52 viewsobv: [IMP].CAES.DOMIT.AVG.GERM.COS.XV. CENS.PER.P.P. (radiate head right)
rev: FORTVNAE AVGVS[TI] / S.C. (Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae)
ref: RIC II 392, C.132 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
12.97gms, 26.5mm

Fortune, a goddess to whose worship the Romans were devoutly attached.
berserker
domitian RIC428-quadrans.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE quadrans - struck 81-96 AD40 viewsobv: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM (helmeted, draped bust of Minerva right)
rev: olive branch upright, S-C in field
ref: RIC II 428 (1962 ed), Cohen 544 (1fr), BMC 488
mint: Rome, undated
2.6gms, 18mm, bronze
berserker
domitian_RIC318.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE semis - struck 85 AD 52 viewsobv: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI (bust of Apollo, draped, laureate right)
rev: lyre, S-C in field
ref: RIC II 318 (C), RSC 541 (3 frcs)
mint: 4.10gms, 21mm
Scarce

The lyre was the symbol of harmony and unity among men.
This orichalcum semis (= 2 quadrantes) was in the auction of Dr. Busso Peus, date: 3 November 2004. It’s the same what the coinarchives shows. Although in RIC this coin rate is common, I think it’s a bit scarcer.
1 commentsberserker
domitian sest.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE sestertius - struck 92-94 AD68 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.DOMIT.AVG.GERM.COS.XVI. CENS.PER.P.P. (laureate head right, aegis at base of neck)
rev: IOVI.VICTORI / S.C. (Jupiter seated left holding Victory and sceptre)
ref: RIC II 401, C.315(4fr.)
mint: Rome
24.53gms, 33mm

Deep sea-green patina (reverse is lighter), better in hand than the picture allows.
The reverse of this sestertius depicts the chief Roman god, Jove or Jupiter, with the epithet "Victorious," apparently a general reference to Domitian's success in securing the western and northern frontiers at this time. Although Minerva as his patron deity was usually the object of Domitian's thank offerings, Jupiter was also a pre-eminent war god who occupied a special position in the empire as protector of the emperor.

SOLD
2 commentsberserker
domitian AE19~0.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE19 Byzantion - struck 81-96 AD47 viewsobv: DOMITIANOY KAICAPOC (laureate head left)
rev: [BYZ]ANTIWN (crescent moon and star)
ref: Moushmov3274
mint: Byzantion (Thrace)
3.16gms, 19mm
Very rare

The crescent and star is one of the oldest symbol, it appears on petroglyphs and steles of the first civilization in Sumer. This symbol was adopted by the Greeks and was associated with many of their gods. Nevertheless, Byzantium was the first governing state to use the crescent moon as its national symbol. According to some reports, they chose it in honor of the goddess Diana.
berserker
domitian RIC232(vespa).jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR denarius - struck 73 AD109 viewsobv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II (laureate head right)
rev: - (Domitian riding horse left, raising hand & holding scepter surmounted by a human head)
ref: RIC 232 (Vespasian) (C), RSC 664 (5frcs), BMC 129
mint: Rome
3.27gms, 18-19mm
Scarce
1 commentsberserker
domitian_RIC243a(Vespa).jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR denarius - struck 79 AD48 viewsobv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI (laureate bust right)
rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS (Salus standing right, leaning on column and with legs crossed, feeding snake)
ref: RIC 1084 [RIC II 243a (Vespasian) (C)], C 384 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
3.14gms, 19mm

A scarcer denarius of Domitian
berserker
domitian_RIC96.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR denarius - struck 82 AD54 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M (laureate head right)
rev: TR POT COS VIII P P (dolphin twined around anchor)
ref: RIC Vol 2.1 (2008) 96, RSC 593 (2frcs), not too common issue
mint: Rome
2.81gms, 18.5mm

This reverse reminds me of Legio II Adiutrix. This legion was formed in (early March?) 70 by the emperor Vespasian. Its soldiers were marines from the Ravenna navy, who had sided with Vespasian during his war against the emperor Vitellius.
berserker
domitian-RIC596.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR denarius - struck 88 AD73 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII (laureate head right)
rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC (herald with feather in cap walking left, holding round shield and wand)
ref: RIC Vol 2.1 (2008) 596 (old RIC 117); RSC 76/77
mint: Rome
3.21gms, 18.5mm
Rare (by RIC)

This coin struck after the Saeculares Games in 88 AD.
2 commentsberserker
domitian RIC121.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR denarius - struck 88-89 AD68 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERMANICVS (laureate head right)
rev: Minerva advancing right, aiming javelin and holding shield, COSX IIII across fields
ref: RIC II 121 (S), BMC 141, C.67 (6frcs)
3.17gms, 19mm
mint: Rome
Scarce

This coin struck after the Saeculares Games in 88-89 AD.
berserker
domitian den02-.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR denarius - struck 92-93 AD46 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XII (laureate head right)
rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP (Minerva with thunderbolt and spear, sheild at feet)
ref: RIC II 173, C.279 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
3.36gms, 17mm
berserker
domitian den.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR denarius - struck 96 AD29 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P [XV] (laureate head right)
rev: IMP XXII [COS XVII] CENS PPP (Minerva standing right on prow right with javelin and sheild, owl at foot)
ref: RIC II 191 (C), C.293
mint: Rome
3.76gms, 19mm
berserker
domitian den01-.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR denarius - struck 96 AD142 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XV (laureate head right)
rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP (Minerva standing right on prow right with javelin and sheild, owl at foot)
ref: RIC II 191, C.293 (2frcs)
2.89gms, 18mm
berserker
domit quinar RIC105.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AR quinar - struck 87 AD140 viewsobv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VII (laureate head right)
rev: IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS PPP (Victory seated left, holding wreath and palm)
ref: RIC II 105 (S), C.230 (12frcs)
mint: Rome
1.46gms, 14mm
Rare
berserker
domitian_coin_sizes.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN coin sizes192 viewsThis picture shows the different denominations of Domitian coins.berserker
Domitian-r166.jpg
81-96 AD Domitian - RIC 166144 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI - Laureate head right
IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P - Minerva advancing right brandishing spear and shield
Rome mint 92 AD
Excellent portrait with some mint lustre.
1 commentsjimwho523
Carinus-RIC-252.jpg
94. Carinus.9 viewsAntoninianus, 283 - 285 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG / Radiate bust of Carinus.
Reverse: FIDES MILITVM / Fides standing, holding two standards. K A E in exergue.
3.21 gm., 21 mm.
RIC #252.

According to Gibbon (XII), Carinus "was more than commonly deficient" in the qualities of virtue and prudence. He "displayed . . . the extravagancies of Elagabalus, aggravated by the cruelty of Domitian." It is said that he married no less than 9 wives, although we know the name of only one of them. However, Carinus must have been a fairly competent general since he defeated two formidable rebels -- Julianus and Diocletian. He was murdered by one of his officers (had an affair with the officer's wife) shortly after his victory, and the empire fell into the hands of Diocletian.
Callimachus
R658_Domitia_portrait.jpg
AD 082-096 - DOMITIA12 viewsDomitia Longina

Domitia Longina (c. AD 53-55–c. AD 126-130) was a Roman empress and wife to the Roman emperor Domitian.


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxi
Agrippa_II.jpg
Agrippa II33 viewsOBV: DOMIT KAICAR
(Domitian Caesar), laureate bust of Domitian, right.
REV: ET KS BACI AGRIPPA (year 26, King Agrippa) Nike-Victory stanging right, left foot on helmet, inscribing shield which rest on her left knee. Star in upper right reverse field.

Regnal Year 26, A.D. 74-75
Hendin 5th ed, 1285a, p. 299; AJC 37a; RPC II 2279
6.29gm 19mm
1 commentsgoldenancients
Agrippa II H600.JPG
Agrippa II H.60042 viewsSize: AE 20mm
Obverse: Domitian
Reverse: Victory w/shield
Date: 78/80AD
Reference: Hendin 600
1 commentsJohn K
Agrippa II H604var.jpg
Agrippa II (55-95 AD) Hendin 604 var81 viewsAE17, 17mm, 4.89g.

Obverse: DOMET KAI GERMAN, Head of Domitian R.

Reverse: ETOU IE BA AGRIPPA, Nike standing R, foot on helmet, writing on shield. Crescent in L field.

Year 24, 83/4 AD.

Hendin 604 var

TJC 165c

SNG ANS 298
Robert_Brenchley
P1010243.JPG
Agrippa II Domitian,Hendin-60981 viewsAgrippa II, 55-95 AD, bronze of 11.7 mm, Struck 85/85 AD.
O: Laureate bust of Domitian to right.
R: Single cornucopia with grapes and fruits.
Hendin 609.
1 commentsMaritima
0035-510np_noir.jpg
Agrippa, As - *323 viewsPosthumous issue of Caligula, in honour of his grandfather (died 12 BC)
Rome mint, ca AD 37/41
M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head of Agrippa left with rostral crown
Neptun standing left, holding trident and dolphin. Large S C in fields
10.9 gr
Ref : RCV #1812, Cohen #3
Ex Alwin collection

The following commentary is a (quick) translation from CGB about a similar coin :

"Although Augustus associated his close friend Agrippa in his coinage, he didn't for him alone. Gaius honoured the memory of his grandfather, recalling he had been COS III in 27 BC while Augustus was COS VII at the same time.
Gaius, however, as the new emperor would like us to remember his double filiation : Through his father, Germanicus, he's descended from Nero Drusus and Antonia, thus from Tiberius ; through his mother Agrippina the elder, he tells us Agrippa and Julia are his grand parents and he's a grand grand son of Augustus. Agrippa remained prestigious all along the first century CE, although he had died 12 BC. Titus then Domitian will also strike this type, seemingly very succesfull towards population (see RCV 2589 and 2894)"
6 commentsPotator II
48320q00.jpg
Ahenobarbus Denarius104 viewsAR Denarius:
Condition: toned F
Ref: Crawford 519/2, Sydenham 1177, RSC I Domitia 21
Adriatic or Ionian mint.
weight 3.546g, maximum diameter 18.4mm, die axis 270o, 41 - 40 B.C
OBV: AHENOBAR, bare head of Ahenobarbus right
REV: CN DOMITIVS IMP, trophy on prow right

Ex Forum RS48320. Recycled photo.
cliff_marsland
Domitian~2.jpg
Alexandria Domitian14 viewsDOMITIANVS tETRADRACHM minted in Alexandria (Egypt)
year 5 (85 / 86 CE)
Geissen 341 ; Dattari 586 ; Milne 480
Tanit
domitzeusammon.jpg
Alexandria Domitian AE24 Diobol Zeus Ammon37 viewsZeus Ammon bust r. Emmett 299, R5.ancientone
23175q00~0.jpg
Anchor118 viewsTitus and Domitian, 79-81 A.D.
Germe, Lydia
Bronze AE 16
F, 3.038g, 17.3mm, 0*, RPC 930, SNG Cop 135, BMC Lydia -

obv. AYTO KAI CEBAC, Laureate head if Titus right
rev. AYTO KAI CEBAC, Laureate head of Domitian right

Each side countermarked with uncertain object within round punch. One probably an anchor.
randy h2
AncientRomanEmpire-AR-denarius-Domitian-019600.jpg
Ancient Rome (Imperial): silver denarius of Domitian, (81-96 AD), struck ca. 92 AD27 viewslordmarcovan
Domitian-Dupond-versus-As-same-die-2-small.gif
Animation !!!, Die Match experiment to compare two different Domitian Dupondius and As avers (obvers).63 viewsDie Match experiment to compare two different Domitian Dupondius and As avers (obvers).
Just made ​​to Flavius Domitianus (Alberto).
quadrans
655_Mars_quadrans.jpg
anonymous AE quadrans5 viewsRome
81-161 AD (Domitian - Marcus Aurelius)
cuirassed and helmeted bust of Mars right
cuirass
S C
RIC II p. 218, 19
2,57g
Johny SYSEL
coin773.JPG
Anonymous AE quadrantes9 viewsPeriod of Domitian to Antoious Pius
No Legend: Winged Petasos(mercury's cap)
S-C on either side of winged Caduceus
Ric 2. 32. cohen 36
ecoli
11_anonymous(49).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian (81-96 AD). Æ Tessera 2,32g, 16mm.31 viewsObv: Two horseshoes within serpent-headed torque.
Rev: TRI-VMP / IO-IO, olive-branch.
BMCRE pg. 412, note 7; Göbl, Antike Numismatik, pl. 9, 101; cf. Cohen pg. 267-8.
xanthos
11_anonymous(42).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 1,88g, 14mm.14 viewsObv: Winged petasus l.
Rev: S - C, winged caduceus.
RIC 32, C. 36. (petasus to l.)
xanthos
11_anonymous(45).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 1,96g, 14mm.21 viewsObv: Bust of Minerva, draped, helmeted, r.
Rev: S - C, owl standing l., head to front.
RIC 8, BM.
xanthos
11_anonymous(44).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,18g, 15mm.30 viewsObv: Bust of Minerva, draped, helmeted, r.
Rev: S - C, owl standing r., head to front.
RIC 7, C. 7.
xanthos
11_anonymous(47).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,33g, 17mm.30 viewsObv: Head of Mars, helmeted, r.
Rev: S - C, cuirass.
RIC 19 var. (not cuirassed).
xanthos
11_anonymous(41).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,67g, 15mm.26 viewsObv: Winged petasus r.
Rev: S - C, winged caduceus.
RIC 32, C. 36. (petasus to r.)
1 commentsxanthos
11_anonymous(40).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,74g, 13mm.26 viewsObv: Head of Jupiter, laureate, bearded r.
Rev: S - C, eagle standing facing, head right, on thunderbolt.
RIC 1, cf. C. 14.
xanthos
11_anonymous(43).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,78g, 15mm.27 viewsObv: Bust of Minerva, draped, helmeted, r.
Rev: S - C, owl standing r., head to front.
RIC 7, C. 7.
xanthos
11_anonymous(51).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,90g, 17mm.70 viewsObv: Head of Mars, helmeted, slightly draped, r.
Rev: S - C, cuirass, behind spear.
RIC 19 var. (obv: not cuirassed, rev: spear).
2 commentsxanthos
11_anonymous(52).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 2,92g, 15mm.46 viewsObv: Bust of Mercury, draped, wearing winged petasus r.
Rev: S - C, winged caduceus.
RIC 31; C 34.
xanthos
11_anonymous(55).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 3,04g, 15mm.25 viewsObv: Bust of Roma, draped, helmeted, r.
Rev: S - C, Aequitas standing l., holding scales and cornucopia.
RIC 12; C. 24.
xanthos
11_anonymous(39).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 3,12g, 18-19mm.29 viewsObv: Head of Jupiter, diademed, bearded r.
Rev: S - C, eagle standing facing, head left, on thunderbolt.
RIC 4, cf. C. 16.
xanthos
11_anonymous(46).jpg
Anonymous issue, time of Domitian to Marcus Aurelius (c. 81-180 AD). Æ Quadrans 3,51g, 20mm.59 viewsObv: Bust of Mars, helmeted, cuirassed, r.
Rev: S - C, cuirass.
RIC 19, C. 26/27.
2 commentsxanthos
quadran-.jpg
Anonymous Quadrans, Athena / Owl18 viewsAnonymous Quadrans, Athena / Owl
Time of Domitian (81-96 AD)
Obverse: draped and helmeted bust of Athena right
Reverse: owl half right between S C.

RIC II 7, Sear I 2918
Tanit
pmanonyhmous.jpg
ANONYMOUS. Time of Domitian to A.Pius.84 viewsAE quadrans. Circa 81-161 AD. 2,39 grs. Helmeted, bearded, and cuirassed bust of Mars right / Cuirass. SC across field.
RIC II 19. cf. Cohen 26-27
benito
Antioch_S___P_Mint_Domitian_Bronze_Coin.jpg
Antioch S & P Mint Domitian Bronze Coin87 viewsDomitian 81 - 96 AD., Antioch S&P Mint. Bronze 21 mm (Semis) 7.5 gram
Obverse: Bust Left
Reverse: Laurel wreath around SC _2500 sold

2 commentsAntonivs Protti
Augustus_temple_(800x387).jpg
Antoninus Pius 7 viewsAntoninus Pius Sestertius temple of Augustus and Livia
Catalog: Temple of Divus Augustus
weight 28,6gr. | bronze Ø 32mm.
obv. Laureate head right ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII
rev. Octastyle temple of Divus Augustus, containing cult-statues of Augustus
and Livia TEMPLVM DIVI AVG REST COS IIII S C

The Temple of Divus Augustus was a major temple originally built to commemorate the deified first Roman emperor, Augustus. It was built between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, behind the Basilica Julia, on the site of the house that Augustus had inhabited before he entered public life in the mid-1st century BC. The temple′s construction took place during the 1st century AD, having been vowed by the Roman Senate shortly after the death of the emperor in AD 14. It is known from Roman coinage that the temple was originally built to an Ionic hexastyle design. However, its size, physical proportions and exact site are unknown. During the reign of Domitian the Temple of Divus Augustus was destroyed by fire but was rebuilt and rededicated in 89/90 with a shrine to his favourite deity, Minerva. The temple was redesigned as a memorial to four deified emperors, including Vespasian and Titus. It was restored again in the mid 150s by Antonius Pius, and that was the reason for this coinage. The last known reference to the temple was on 27 May 218 | at some point thereafter it was completely destroyed and its stones were presumably quarried for later buildings. Its remains are not visible and the area in which it lay has never been excavated.

Cohen 805 | RIC 1004 | BMC 2063 | Sear 4235 R
vf
1 commentsAncient Aussie
2015-01-07_01_08_08-9.jpg
Antoninus Pius 3 views
Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Dupondius (27mm, 10.58 g, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 159. Radiate head right / TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST, octastyle temple within which are the seated figures of Divus Augustus and Livia. RIC III 1017. VF, dark brown surfaces with touches of green, some pitting and minor smoothing.


The second Temple of Divus Augustus, commenced under Tiberius and dedicated by Caligula in August AD 37, suffered during the great fire of 80, which began on the Capitoline Hill and spread into the Forum and onto the Palatine. It was possibly restored or rebuilt under Domitian, although it is not mentioned in the Chronographia. It received further restoration under Antoninus Pius in 158. The temple under Antoninus was Corinthian octastyle and contained the seated figures of Divus Augustus and Livia within, generally drawn on the coinage at an elevated level to suggest perspective.
Ancient Aussie
AntoSe65-4.jpg
Antoninus Pius, RIC 1004, Sestertius of AD 159 (Temple of Divus Augustus)25 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.23g, Ø30mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 159.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST (around) COS IIII (in ex.) S C (in field), Octastyle temple of Divus Augustus with statues of Augustus and Livia. The temple stands on a podium of three steps. Both statues in the centre, standing on a base, have the right arms raised. There are statues to the left near the foot of the steps and other statues of soldiers on pedestals at each side of the top step. The statuary on the roof can be identified as Augustus in quadriga flanked by Romulus on the right and Aeneas carrying Anchises on the left. Unidentified statuary in the pediment.

RIC 1004 (S); BMCRE 2063; Cohen 805; Strack 1167; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 406; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4235.
ex Triton VI (2003)

The second Temple of Divus Augustus, commenced under Tiberius and dedicated by Caligula in August AD 37, suffered during the great fire of 80 which began on the Capitoline Hill and spread into the Forum and onto the Palatine. It was possibly restored or rebuilt under Domitian, although it is not mentioned in the Chronographia, and it certainly received further restoration under Antoninus Pius in 158. The temple under Antoninus was Corinthian octastyle and contained the seated figures of Divus Augustus and Livia within, generally drawn on the coinage at an elevated level to suggest perspective.
Charles S
RRC544_(2).jpg
Antonius - Legionary Coinage, Legio V Alaudae52 viewsObv. [ANT AVG] IIIVIR RPC, galley right, mast with banners at prow;
Rev. LEG V, legionary eagle between two standards;
18mm, 3,40 gr.
Patrae, military mint of Antony, 31 B.C.
References: RRC544, RSC 32, Sear 1479

Legio V Alaudae was the first legion to be raised from non-Romans. These men were transalpine Gauls, enrolled by Caesar in 52 B.C, and took to wearing lark's feathers on their helmets - hence their epithet, Alaudae, "the Larks". The Fifth was long believed to have been destroyed in, or dissolved after the Batavian Revolt of 69/70 AD, where they participated with the rest of the Rhine legions and the Treveri and Lingones in the uprising. However, epigraphic material now indicates the presence of the Fifth on the Danube in Flavian times. Records disappear again soon afterward, and it may have been lost in the Dacian Wars under Domitian.
Syltorian
12_Caesar_portraits.jpg
Antony & The 12 Caesars256 viewsA variation on my other virtual coin trays. This one includes a lifetime portrait of Julius Caesar. It's difficult choosing which coin to include in this set, in some cases I only had one (Galba, Otho) but others I had many more to choose from. I do have better portraits of some but I thought these had more interesting reverse types or portrait styles:

Marcus Antonius denarius
Julius Caesar denarius
Augustus denarius
Tiberius denarius
Caligula AE As
Claudius AE As
Nero Dupondius
Galba AE As
Otho Tetradrachm
Vitellius denarius
Vespasian denarius
Titus denarius
Domitian denarius

Image is clickable for larger size.
To see the coins individually see them in my gallery.
9 commentsJay GT4
domitian.JPG
AR denarius of Domitian AD 8950 viewsO: IMPCAESDOMITAVGGERMPMTRPVIIII
R: IMPXXICOSXIIIICENSPPP
Reverse: Minerva standing left holding spear hand on side
S.2736v, RIC 677 (Wildwinds) 3.2 gm
daverino
ASCSALON.jpg
ASCALON138 viewsASCALON - AE-14, , time of Domitian. Dated Year 198 = 94-95 AD, which is the Local Asclon city Era. ACK, turreted & veiled bust of Tyche right / war galley right, date H9P above. Rosenberger 58. SNGANS 694, Hendin 826v.
MANY THANKS to Robert Brenchley, Salem Alshdaifat, & Jochen of Ancient Coin Forum, an d Avelino Nascimen of Forum dos Numismatas for help in identification!
dpaul7
ASCALON2.jpg
ASCALON39 viewsASCALON - AE-14, , time of Domitian. Dated Year 198 = 94-95 AD, which is the Local Asclon city Era. ACK, turreted & veiled bust of Tyche right / war galley right, date H9P above. Rosenberger 58. SNGANS 694, Hendin 826v. dpaul7
R668_Domitia_Ephesus_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, Domitia, two Nemeses15 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesos
AE20
Obv: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕ-ΒΑCΤΗ, Draped bust right
Rev: OMONOIA ANΘY KAICEN ΠΑΙΤΟΥ / ZMYP - EΦΕ, Two Nemeses standing facing one another.
Ae, 4.30g, 20 mm
Ref.: RPC 1092
2 commentsshanxi
R658_Domitia_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesus, Domitia, Venus20 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesus
Cistophorus (AD 82-96).
Obv.: DOMITIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: VENVS AVG, Venus standing right, back facing, leaning upon column to left, holding helmet and sceptre.
Ag, 10.39g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC² 847 (Domitian); RPC II 870.
2 commentsshanxi
Domitian_03.jpg
Asia Minor, Kilikia, Flaviopolis, Domitian, Kronos 13 viewsDomitian
Cilicia, Flaviopolis
AE17, dated Dated CY 17 (89/90 AD).
Obv.: ΔΟΜЄΤΙΑΝΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ, laureate head right
Rev.: ЄΤΟVC ΖΙ ΦΛΑVΙΟΠΟΛЄΙΤωΝ, veiled head of Kronos right, harpa at his shoulder
AE, 2.60g, 17mm
Ref.: SNG Levante 1531, RPC II 1760, SNG von Aulock 5558.
1 commentsshanxi
Domitia_01.jpg
Asia Minor, Lydia, Philadelphia, Domitia10 viewsDomitia
Lydia, Philadelphia
Obv.: ΔOMITIA AYΓΟΥCΤΑ Draped bust right
Rev.: EΠΙ ΛΑΓΕT ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕωN, Bunch of grapes
AE, 3.14g, 15.1mm
Ref.: SNG München 1336
shanxi
095n.jpg
Athena251 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Claudius. Æ 25. A.D. 41-54. Obv: (IM•TI•CLA•CAE-AV•G)ER or similar. Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: S C within laurel-wreath. Axis: 360°. Weight: 13.40 g. CM: Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, in rectangular punch, 3.5 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 245 (139 pcs). Note: May be an imperial countermark due to Domitian's association with Athena/Minerva, likely applied between A.D. 83-96 in Antioch. Collection Automan.Automan
069n.jpg
Athena (helmeted bust of)206 viewsCILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. Æ 22 (Assarion). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: ΔOMETIANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; countermark to right, below head. Rev: (ET)OYCZIΦΛAV-IOΠOΛ(EITWN). City-goddess seated left, holding poppy-flowers (?). River-god reclining at her feet. Ref: BMC 2. Axis: 360°. Weight: 7.77 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
160.jpg
Athena (helmeted bust right)188 viewsCILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. Æ 26 (2 Assaria). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: (ΔOMET)IANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; Countermark before neck. Rev: (Φ)ΛAYI-OΠOΛEI-TWN-ETOYCZ(I). Laureate and draped bust of the Dioskuri face to face, each with star on forehead. Ref: BMC 1; Sear SGI 861; SNG Levante 1529; RPC 1756. Axis: 360°. Weight: 10.51 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
004n.jpg
Athena (helmeted bust)184 viewsCILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. Æ 28 (2 Assaria). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: ΔOMETIANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; countermark in front of head. Rev: ΦΛAYI-OΠOΛEI-TWN-ETOYCZI. Laureate and draped bust of the Dioskuri face to face, each with star on forehead. Ref: BMC 1; Sear SGI 861; SNG Levante 1529. Axis: 360°. Weight: 14.03 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs).Automan
002n.jpg
Athena (helmeted bust)236 viewsCILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. Æ 23 (Assarion). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: ΔOMETIANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; countermark to right, below head. Rev: ETOYCZIΦΛAV-IOΠOΛEITWN. City-goddess seated left, holding flowers (?). River-god reclining at her feet. Ref: BMC 2. Axis: 360°. Weight: 6.19 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs). Collection Automan. 1 commentsAutoman
192.jpg
Athena (standing)181 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Nero. Æ 20 (Medium denomination, as?). A.D. 66-68. Obv: (IMNERCLAVCAESAR) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: SC within circle within laurel-wreath of eight leaves. Ref: RPC 4297, 4308, 4310 or 4312. Axis: 360°. Weight: 7.13 g. CM: Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, in rectangular punch, 3.5 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 245 (139 pcs). Note: May be an imperial countermark due to Domitian's association with Athena/Minerva, likely applied between A.D. 83-96 in Antioch. Collection Automan.Automan
anon_2.jpg
Athena / Owl half right8 viewsAnonymous Quadrans, Athena / Owl, Time of Domitian (81-96 AD)
Obverse: draped and helmeted bust of Athena right
Reverse: owl half right between S C. RIC II 7, Sear I 2918. ex areich
Podiceps
anon.jpg
Athena / Owl half right7 viewsAnonymous Quadrans, Athena / Owl, Time of Domitian (81-96 AD)
Obverse: draped and helmeted bust of Athena right
Reverse: owl half right between S C. RIC II 7, Sear I 2918. ex areich
Podiceps
Anonymous_Quadrans,_Athena___Owl.JPG
Athena / Owl half right8 viewsAnonymous Quadrans, Athena/ Owl. time of Domitian (81-96 AD) 15mm, 2.7g. Obverse: draped and helmeted bust of Athena right. Reverse: owl half right between S C. RIC II 7, Sear I 2918. ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
110~0.jpg
Athena and "two opposing curvilinear objects"219 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Domitian. Æ 30. A.D. 81-96. Obv: (IMPDOMITI)-ANVSCA(ESARAVG?). Laureate head left; countermark (1) on shoulder, countermark (2) to right of bust. Rev: S C within laurel-wreath. Ref: BMC 249(?). Axis: 360°. Weight: 13.10 g. Note: Probably struck early in the reign of Domitian. CM(1): Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, in rectangular punch, 4 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 245 (139 pcs). Note: May be an imperial countermark due to Domitian's association with Athena/Minerva, likely applied between A.D. 83-96 in Antioch. CM(2): Two opposing curvilinear motifs containing pellets, in circular punch with serrated border, circa 11 mm. Howgego 504i (5 pcs). Note: Applied sometime between the early years of the reign of Domitian and the end of the reign of Antoninus Pius, and may have been applied at Edessa due to some of the other specimens also bearing countermarks of that city. Collection Automan.Automan
140.jpg
AVKTR(?) and ΠPY168 viewsBITHYNIA. Prusias (?). Domitian (?). Æ 26. A.D. 81-96 (?). Obv: Laureate head right; countermark (1) before face. Rev: Countermark (2). Note: .All coins noted by Howgego with these countermarks are from Domitian and are attributed to Prusias or Bithynia in Genere (which, in turn, may have been from Prusias also). CM(1): Monogram of AVKTP (?), in rectangular punch, 6 x 4 mm. Howgego 608 (8 pcs). CM(2): Monogram of ΠPY, in square punch, 7 mm. Howgego 630 (3 pcs). All coins countermarked with (1) are also countermarked with (2). Collection Automan.Automan
Domitian_Judaea_2_J10.jpg
BCC J10x37 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
OBV: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM
Laureate head right.
C/M: Galley to right
REV: VICTOR AVG
Trophy (Judaea Capta series)
Hendin III - 751, C/M 802 or 805 10th Legion
v-drome
Domitian_Caesarea_Capta_.jpg
BCC J18x31 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
Obv:[DOMITIANVS CAES AVG GERMANICVS]
Laureate head right.
Rev:Minerva std right on galley,
with trophy, spear and shield. Palm
branch on right.
AE 25.5mm. 10.82gm. Axis:0
Surface find Caesarea Paneas, 1977
Judaea Capta series. Hendin (III) 748
v-drome
Agrippa_KS_BCC_J19.jpg
BCC J1929 viewsRoman Provincial
Judaean Mint
Agrippa II 56-95CE
Domitian 81-96CE
Obv:IM CA D VES F DOM AV GER COS XII
Laur. bust of Domitian Rt.
Rev :ΕΠΙ ΒΑ ΑΓΡΙ (in the era of King Agrippa)
around large SC. Below: ET KS (year 26 = 86/87 CE).
AE 20mm. 5.83gm. Axis:0
Hendin (III) 616
v-drome
BCC_J24_Domitian.jpg
BCC J2418 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
Obv: [DOMITIANVS CAES AVG GERMANICVS]
Laureate head right.
Rev: Minerva advancing left with trophy,
spear and shield.
AE22mm. 10.03gm. Axis:0
Judaea Capta series. Hendin III 749
v-drome
agrippa_year_35.png
BCC j3 (BCC 33)59 viewsRoman Judaea
Agrippa II 56-95CE
Domitian 81-96CE
Obv:[ΑΥTΟ ΔΟΜΙ]
Laur. bust of Domitian Rt.
Rev:ΒΑ ΑΓΡ / ΕT ΕΛ
(King Agrippa, Year 35
(94/95CE) very thick flan. Black Patina.
Agrippa II issued coins in several denominations in
this year, possibly from the mint at Caesarea
Paneas. This one is the smallest of the 4 types.
AE 12.5mm 3.15gm.
Hendin 634 (1996)
v-drome
BCC_J43_Domitian_Rudder.jpg
BCC J436 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
Obv:[DOMITIANVS
CAE]SAR DIVI F AV
Laur. head of Domitian rt.
Rev:Rudder, no inscription.
12.0mm 1.72g. Axis:0
Judaea Capta Series
Hendin III 754
v-drome
Domitian_Judaea_1.jpg
BCC J926 viewsRoman Provincial
Caesarea Maritima
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
Obv: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM
Laureate head right.
C/M: Bust to right
Rev: VICTOR AVG
Trophy (Judaea Capta series)
Hendin III - 751, C/M ref?
v-drome
trye_autonomous.jpg
BCC rgp1651 viewsRoman Provincial BCC rgp16
Tyre-Phoenicia autonomous issue
94/95 CE (reign of Domitian)
Obv:Turreted head of Tyche right
palm branch behind.
Rev:Palm tree with fruit, across field:
Date:AKΣ (221) - monogram of Tyre Metropolis, below:IE-PAC
AE14x16mm. 3.21g. Axis: 0
SGI 5923?
v-drome
tyre_tyche_1.jpg
BCC rgp2644 viewsRoman Provincial
Autonomous Tyre-Phoenicia
Reign of Domitian 93-94 C.E.
Obv: Veiled, turreted, and draped bust of Tyche right,
palm branch behind.
Rev: Astarte standing to left on galley, holding patera and standard.
Date in field: ΘΙΣ (year 219)
Monogram of Tyre Metropolis to right.
13x12mm. 1.26gm. Axis:0
v-drome
tyre_tyche_2.jpg
BCC rgp2734 viewsRoman Provincial
Autonomous-Tyre Phoenicia
Reign of Domitian ? 93-94C.E.
Obv:Veiled, turreted, and draped bust of Tyche right,
palm branch behind.
Rev: Astarte std. lt. on galley holding patera and standard.
Uncertain date in field: ΘΙΣ ?(year 219)
Monogram of Tyre Metropolis to right.
AE 11.5mm. 1.67gm. Axis:0
v-drome
domitian_canatha_BCC_rgp32.jpg
BCC rgp3215 viewsRoman Provincial
Syria Decapolis - Canatha
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
Obv: [ΔOMITI KAICAP]
Laureate head left.
Rev:KAN[ATA ZNP] (year 157=93/94CE)
Bust of Tyche left.
11.5mm. 1.93gm. Axis:0
Ros 3 RPC 2092
v-drome
Domitian_Sebaste_BCC_rgp49.jpg
BCC RGP4923 viewsRoman Greek Provincial
Sebaste, Samaria
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
Obv: [IMP DOMIT CAESAR]
Laureate head right
Rev:CΕΒΑCΤΗΝWΝ
Upright dagger
10.5mm. 0.91gm. Axis:330
Rosenberger 11, RPC 2230
v-drome
domitian_corinth_1.jpg
BCC rgp724 viewsRoman Provincial - Patras (Achaea)
Caesarea Maritima
Domitian 81-96 C.E.
Obv: IMP CAES DOM A[...]
Laureate bust right.
Rev:GEN COL A PA[T]RTNS
Genius of the colony, standing left,
holding phiale and cornucopia, sacrificing over altar.
AE 21.5mm 8.21gm. Axis:180
BCD Peloponnesos 551.3; RPC II 237
Surface find, 1972
v-drome
coin607~0.JPG
Bithynia, Nicaea; Domitian 24 viewsDomitian AE25 of Nicaea, Bithynia. AVT DOMITIANOS KAISAR SEB GEP, laureate head right / RWMHN MHTROPOLIN NEIK PRWT BIQ KAI P, Roma seated left on rocks, holding wreath. RPC II 640; RecGen 61; BMC 25. ecoli
nikaia_domitian_BMC20.jpg
Bithynia, Nikaia, Domitian, BMC 2040 viewsDomitian, AD 81-96
AE 26, 8.54g
obv. AYT DOMITIANOS KAISAR SEBA GER
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. TON KTISTH NEIKAIEIS PRWTOI THS EPARX
Head of Herakles, bearded, laureate, l.
RPC 239; BMC 20
rare, VF, deep green patina

The metropolis of Bithynia was in fact Nicomedia but Nicaea raises a claim upon that title as is shown by a coin issued under Domitian with the legend "the Nikaians, the first of the eparchias". From this claim emerged a legal dispute which finally was decided by Valens in that way, that Nicaea and Nicomedia both was allowed to call themselve the first city of Bithynia but that only Nicomedia was the metropolis. But this vain title was useless: By the new arrangement of the provinces Chalcedon became the metropolis of the anterior Pontus. It's known a discourse from Dion of Prusa - who lived in the time of Domitian - in which he challenged the Nicomedians to peace with the Nicaeans.
1 commentsJochen
tion_domitian_RecGen619.22.jpg
Bithynia, Tion, Domitian, Rec.Gen. p.619 no2268 viewsDomitian, AD 81-96
AE22, 7.45g
obv. AYT DOMITIANOS KAISAR SEBA GERM (BA and RM ligate)
Head, laureate, r.
rev. ZEYS SYRGASTHS - TEIANWN
Zeus Syrgastes in himation, stg. l., holding phiale in outstretched r. hand and
knotted sceptre in raised l. hand; l. before him an uncertain item (eagle?)
Rec. Gen. II, p.619 no.22 (thanks to Pat Lawrence); RPC 702 (thanks to Markus)
extremly rare, about VF, red-brown patina

Syrgastes was a Thrakian-Bithynian deity later on assimilated with Zeus. For more information take a look at the thread 'Mythological interested Coins' (coming soon!)
1 commentsJochen
166.jpg
Branch167 viewsCILICIA. Mallus. Domitian. Æ 23 (Assarion?). A.D. 81-96. Obv: AYTOKPATWPΔOMI-TIANOC. Laureate head right; Countermark before. Rev: MAΛΛΩTΩN, IOY/AΓA in two lines in field to left. Tyche seated right, holding ear of corn; beneath two river-gods swimming left and right. Ref: BMC -; RPC 1738 (2 pcs); Levante 1271; Lindgren 1543A. Axis: 360°. Weight: 7.07 g. Note: Ziegler (1993) notes 6 coins of Domitian from Mallus. RPC only notes two specimens of this type. CM: Branch in oval punch, 3 x 4 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
Antiochia_026.JPG
Bronze Claudius, Domitian, Hadrian dupondius. _338526 viewsAntonivs Protti
053n.jpg
Bust right in oval punch201 viewsPHOENICIA. Aradus. Trajan. Æ 24. A.D. 115-117 (year 374 or 375). Obv: (AYTOKPNEPTPAIANOCAPICTKAICCEBΓEPΔAKΠAPΘ) or similar. Laureate bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: (Δ or E)OT to left, 9 to right, (APADIWN) beneath. Tyche, nude to the waist, seated left on rudder, her right hand on the tiller, her left holding cornucopia with bunch of grapes. Ref: BMC 371-373 or 378. Axis: 360°. Weight: 11.03 g. CM: Bust right in oval punch, 5 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 171-172 (?). Note: Howgego notes two coins from Aradus (Domitian and Marcus Aurelius/Lucius Verus) bearing somewhat similar countermarks. Collection Automan.Automan
imgonline-com-ua-twotoone-3qs59GR6xcPDlCaligula_2.jpg
Caligula (Augustus) Coin: Brass Dupondius 12 viewsNERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES - Nero and Drusus on horseback riding right
C. CAESAR. DIVI. AVG. PRON. AVG. P. M. TR. P. III. P. P. around large S. C. - Legend surrounding large S C
Mint: Rome (39-40 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 13.04g / 32mm / 6h
Rarity: R3
References:
RIC I 42 (Gaius)
BMCRE p. 156, n. ‡
Provenances:
Artemide Aste
Acquisition/Sale: Artemide Aste Internet 46e #266 $0.00 02/19

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

The TR P III (39-40 AD) date of Caligula's base coinage is the scarcest of all his dates. The TR P (37-38 AD) is the most common followed by his TR P IIII (40-41 AD). Caligula did not issue base coinage from Rome with the TR P II (38-39 AD) date.

From: Incitatus Coins
Nero and Drusus were the elder brothers of Caligula, and the sons of Germanicus. Both were heirs of Tiberius and both were killed by the machinations of Sejanus. Caligula survived Sejanus, and the subsequent years, to become emperor. He immediately proclaimed his informed uncle Claudius as his co-consul, an appointment made so that Caligula could, in essence, rule as sole consul. Claudius was given the modest
task of preparing a celebration of Caligula's brothers, including statues in their honor. According to 'I Claudius', Claudius encountered difficulty in completing these statues on time. The completed statues appear on this coinage.

ODERINT, DUM METUANT (LET THEM HATE, SO LONG AS THEY FEAR). — CALIGULA


From Joe Geranio:
The dupondii issues of the brothers of Caligula , Nero and Drusus Caesar was no doubt to remind the Roman populace about the Dioscuri the saviors of the Roman state. The Dioscuri won a miraculous battle in 496 B.C. and then on the same day appear in the Roman Forum to tell the populace about the victory, no doubt Caligula wanted to associate himself with the Dioscuri with this issue of the gods represented as Nero and Drusus Caesars galloping on their horses with ease as though the wind is blowing in their hair. This familial propaganda would cement that the sons of Germanicus and Agrippina would reign and were in control.

This type was issued by Caligula for his two deceased brothers, Nero Julius Caesar and Drusus Julius Caesar Germanicus. Nero Caesar was Tiberius' oldest adoptive grandson and was the emperor's most obvious successor until 29 A.D. when he was accused of treason along with his mother, Agrippina the Elder. He was exiled to the island of Ponza where he was either induced to commit suicide or starved to death before October 31. In 30, his brother Drusus Caesar was also accused of treason and exiled and imprisoned. He starved to death in prison in 33, reduced to chewing the stuffing of his bed.

From Suetonius:
But he (Claudius) was exposed also to actual dangers. First in his very consulship, when he was all but deposed, because he had been somewhat slow in contracting for and setting up the statues of Nero and Drusus, the emperor's brothers.


From COINWEEK:
THE ANNALS OF THE ROMAN HISTORIAN TACITUS (56 – 117 CE) survived in one damaged medieval manuscript at the Monte Cassino monastery. The section covering the reign of Emperor Caligula is missing, and we rely largely on fragmentary chapters of Cassius Dio’s Roman History (155-235 CE) and the Twelve Caesars of Suetonius (c.69 – 140 CE), a gossip writer who was the Perez Hilton of Imperial Rome. There are few contemporary eyewitness sources – some passages in the writings of Seneca (4 BCE – 65 CE) and Philo of Alexandria (c. 25 BCE – 50 CE ).

The story is not a happy one.

The future emperor was born on August 31 in the year 12, probably at Antium (Anzio) south of Rome. His father Germanicus, nephew of Emperor Tiberius, was a successful and popular general. His mother, Agrippina “the Elder”, was the daughter of Marcus Agrippa, the brilliant organizer who was largely responsible for Octavian’s victory in the Roman civil war (32-30 BCE).

“Caligula” is a nickname. It means “little boot” in Latin, because as a child he wore a miniature military uniform including tiny hobnailed boots, much to the delight of his father’s veteran legionaries. He grew up to dislike it. His given name, which appears on his coins, variously abbreviated, was Gaius (or Caius) Julius Caesar Germanicus. “Caesar” here is not a title, but a personal name, inherited through Germanicus Julius Caesar, grandson of Emperor Augustus, the adopted son of the famous Julius Caesar (100 – 44 BCE).

A New Hope
“TO MAKE AN INEXPERIENCED AND ALMOST UNKNOWN YOUNG MAN, BROUGHT UP UNDER A SERIES OF AGED AND REPRESSIVE GUARDIANS, MASTER OF THE WORLD, ALMOST LITERALLY OVERNIGHT, ON THE SOLE RECOMMENDATION THAT HIS FATHER HAD BEEN A THOROUGHLY DECENT FELLOW WAS TO COURT DISASTER IN A QUITE IRRESPONSIBLE FASHION.”
–BARRETT, CALIGULA: THE CORRUPTION OF POWER (1990)

When the reclusive, miserly and increasingly paranoid Emperor Tiberius died on March 16, 37 CE at the age of 78, most Romans greeted Caligula’s accession joyfully. Caligula’s early coinage celebrates his descent from his great-grandfather, the deified Augustus.

Caligula’s laurel-crowned portrait appears on the obverse of his gold aurei and silver denarii surrounded by his titles. On one reverse, which bears no inscription, the head of Augustus, wearing the sun god’s spiky radiate crown, appears between two stars. Another type omits the stars and adds the inscription, “Divine Augustus, Father of the Nation”. On some examples, the portrait seems to have the features of the unpopular Tiberius, who was never deified by the Senate. Perhaps the mint engravers, who had copied and recopied the portrait of Tiberius for 22 years, automatically reproduced a familiar face.

On his birthday in the year 37, Caligula dedicated the Temple of Augustus, which had been under construction for over two decades in the Roman forum. The event is commemorated on a magnificent brass sestertius. On the obverse a veiled seated figure is labeled PIETAS (“piety”) – an untranslatable Latin term for the Roman virtue that combined profound respect for ancestral traditions and meticulous observance of ritual obligations. The reverse shows Caligula in his role as Pontifex Maximus, high priest of the state religion, sacrificing an ox before a richly decorated temple. The finest known example of this coin sold for over $269,000 USD in a November 2013 Swiss auction.

Addressing the Guards
The orderly succession and survival of any Roman emperor depended on the Praetorian Guard, an elite force of bodyguards stationed in the capital. It was organized into nine battalions, or “cohorts”, each of 500 to 1,000 men.

On his accession, one of Caligula’s first official acts was to present each guardsman with a thousand sestertii bequeathed by Tiberius in his will, adding another thousand of his own. The reverse of a rare bronze sestertius, which may have been specially struck for this payment, shows Caligula standing on a platform with his arm raised in a formal gesture of greeting to a rank of guards. The abbreviated inscription ADLOCUT COH means “Address to the Cohorts”. Remarkably, this coin lacks the inscription SC (“by decree of the Senate”), which normally appeared on all Roman bronze coinage. An outstanding example of this type (“undoubtedly the finest specimen known”) brought over $634,000 in a 2014 European auction.

Family Ties
Caligula issued numerous types honoring the memory of his parents. Some of these continued under the reign of his uncle and successor, Claudius.

A handsome brass dupondius (worth half a sestertius or two asses) shows Germanicus riding in a chariot, celebrating his triumph (May 26, 17 CE) over German tribes. On the reverse, Germanicus stands in armor, holding an eagle-tipped scepter as a symbol of command. The inscription reads, “Standards Regained From the Defeated Germans”. This commemorates the return of sacred eagle standards captured when Roman legions of P. Quinctilius Varus were ambushed and annihilated eight years previously (September, 9 CE) in the Teutoburg Forest of north-central Germany. Examples of this type have sold for $500 to $3,000 in recent auctions.

Agrippina the Elder, mother of Caligula, was honored on a bronze sestertius. The obverse inscription surrounding her strong, dignified portrait translates: “Agrippina, daughter of Marcus, mother of emperor Gaius Caesar”. On the reverse, the legend “To the Memory of Agrippina” appears beside a carpentum, a ceremonial cart drawn by two mules that paraded an image of Agrippina on special occasions.

A superb, pedigreed example of this coin (“Very rare and among the finest specimens known. A delicate portrait of sublime style, Tiber tone”) sold for over $98,000 in a November 2013 Swiss auction. More typical examples sell for $1,000 to $3,000.

Perhaps the best-known coin of Caligula is a rare sestertius that depicts his three sisters, Agrippina the Younger, Drusilla and Julia Livilla as the personifications of Securitas, Concordia and Fortuna respectively. Caligula was close to his sisters, and lavished public honors on them in a way that shocked traditional Roman values. This inevitably led later writers to charge the emperor with incestuous relations, a rumor that is almost certainly false.

In recent auctions, exceptional examples of this type have sold for prices ranging from $15,000 to 21,000. Worn or corroded examples that have been “tooled” to improve the detail can sometimes be found for under $2,000. Cast forgeries are common, mostly modern, some dating back to the Renaissance that are collectable in their own right.

Small Change
Perhaps the most enigmatic coin of Caligula’s reign was the smallest regular Roman denomination, the quadrans. It took 64 of these little coppers to equal the value of one silver denarius – a day’s pay for a manual worker. On the obverse, the emperor’s name and titles surround a “liberty cap” – the felt hat worn by freed slaves – bracketed by the letters “SC”. The reverse inscription continues the emperor’s titles, surrounding the large letters “RCC”.

For many years, the consensus of numismatic scholars was that this abbreviation stood for remissa ducentesima, celebrating Caligula’s repeal of an unpopular one-half percent sales tax (“one part in two hundred” – “CC” being the Roman numeral for 200). A brilliant 2010 study by David Woods argues that this interpretation is unlikely, and RCC probably stands for something like res civium conservatae (“the interests of citizens have been preserved”).

The quadrans is probably the most affordable coin of Caligula, with decent examples appearing at auction for under $100.

The Making of a Monster
SO MUCH FOR CALIGULA THE EMPEROR; THE REST OF THIS HISTORY MUST NEEDS DEAL WITH CALIGULA THE MONSTER.
— SUETONIUS, THE TWELVE CAESARS, 22.1

Caligula fell seriously ill in October, 37 CE. After he recovered, his personality (always rather dark) took a decided turn for the worse. He became increasingly paranoid, ordering the execution or forcing the suicide of many who were previously close to him. He reportedly took special delight in having people tortured to death in his presence. As his increasingly bizarre expenditures emptied the treasury, he had wealthy Romans executed in order to seize their assets. Nevertheless, Suetonius reports that Caligula was devoted and faithful to his fourth and last wife, Milonia Caesonia, “who was neither beautiful nor young”.



The Death of Caligula

On January 24, 41 CE, conspirators including Cassius Chaerea, an officer of the Praetorian Guard, stabbed Caligula to death as he left a theatrical performance. Caesonia and her young daughter were also murdered. The only certainly identifiable contemporary portrait of Caesonia appears on a rare provincial bronze issued by Caligula’s childhood friend, Herod Agrippa I (11 BCE – 44 CE), the Roman client-king of Judaea.

Collecting the Monster
Gold and silver issues of Caligula are scarce, and in high demand from collectors, especially those determined to complete a set of the “Twelve Caesars” – all the Roman rulers from Julius Caesar to Domitian. Some of the bronzes are quite common, particularly the bronze as with Vesta reverse – decent examples can be found at auction for well under $200. For bronzes in the highest grades, with pristine surfaces and untouched patinas, the sky’s the limit.

For an emperor who was supposedly feared and hated by the Romans by the end of his short reign – only three years and 10 months – Caligula’s coins seem to have a good survival rate, and few that reach the numismatic market are mutilated. Some have the first ‘C’ of the emperor’s personal name filed off or scratched out, but it is rare to find deliberate ancient gouges or cuts across the portrait.

Any collector approaching the coinage of Caligula seeking evidence of madness, decadence and depravity will be disappointed. Coinage is conservative, and these coins present an idealized portrait of a rather dorky young man, along with a series of stock images reflecting the conventions of classical art that the Romans adopted from the Greeks
Gary W2
647085DA-0304-42FA-80B2-1010D23E2F1F.jpeg
Caria, Heraclaea Salbace, Domitian 16 viewsCARIA, Heraclaea Salbace. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ (20mm, 5.08 g, 6h). Laureate head right / Hercules walking left, extending hand and holding club. RPC II 1238. VF, earthen green patina.1 commentsecoli
195.jpg
CCO (?),CAГ and Artemis170 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Domitian. Æ 25. A.D. 84/85 (year 132). Obv: (ΔOMETIANΩKAICAPICEBACTΩГEPMANIKOΩ, BΛP in front of bust) or similar. Laureate head left; 3 countermarks: (1) before face, (2) on neck, (3) on neck, on top of (2). Rev: (IOYΛIEΩNTΩN)-KAI-(ΛAOΔIKEΩN), or similar, uncertain letters in field. Veiled and turreted bust of city-goddess right. Ref: RPC 2027-2030. Axis: 30°. Weight: 8.45 g. CM(1): CCO (?) in shaped punch, 6 x 3 mm. Howgego -. Note: May be a blundered variant form of Howgego 586, which reads "COL". CM(2): CAГ in rectangular punch, 6 x 3.5 mm. Howgego 581 (116 pcs). CM(3): Artemis, bust right, quiver over shoulder, in rectangular punch, 3.5 x 5 mm. Howgego 181 (15 pcs). Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
17C102B7-21AC-4444-AF30-416F9E8FC6A5.jpeg
CILICIA, Anazarbus. Domitian and Domitia. 9 viewsCILICIA, Anazarbus. Domitian and Domitia. 81-96 AD. Æ. Year 112 (93-94 AD). Laureate head of Domitian right; star behind / Draped bust of Domitia left. Zeigler 76; RPC II 1749; SNG Levante 1374.ecoli
CorycusDomitian_Domitia_RPC2817_1_(Bob).jpg
Cilicia, Corycus. Domitian, with Domitia. RPC 281724 viewsCilicia, Corycus. Domitian with Domitia (AD 81–96). Æ 27.30mm, 10.66 g, 12h.
Obverse: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ[?N...] above, [...]ΚΡΑ[...?] below; laureate head of Domitian right, face to face with head of Domitia.
Reverse: [Ο]ΡΟN[ΤΟ...?] / [...] on right side; KΩΡΥΚ[Ι] / ΩΤΩΝ on left; Athena advancing right with head left, extending right arm and holding shield in left.
References: RPC II 2817 (uncertain city; to be placed under Corycus in RPC Sup. III).
Ex Süleyman Buz, 1-21-2014.

The partial restoration of the enigmatic legend on the right side of the reverse is based on the reading of another specimen, sold by the same seller (2-7-2014) to a determined collector. Compare the almost certainly wrong interpretation given in CNG E-321, lot 374.
Mark Fox
eirenopolis_domitian_RPC1764.jpg
Cilicia, Eirenopolis, Domitian, RPC 176421 viewsDomitian, AD 81-96
AE 24, 7.41g, 24.18mm, 15°
struck AD 92/3 (CY 42)
obv. AVTOKRATWR KAISAR - DOMITIANOS
laureate head r.
rev. IRHNOPOL - ITWN ET[O BM]
Hygieia, in long chiton and mantle stg. r. feeding snake over l. arm from patera in l.
hand; holding branch in lowered r. hand; star in l. field
ref. RPC 1764; SNG Levante 1600
about VF, olive-green patina

Beautiful erotical depiction!
1 commentsJochen
flaviopolis_domitian_SNGcop136.jpg
Cilicia, Flaviopolis, Domitian SNG Cop. 13690 viewsDomitian AD 81-96
AE 18, 2.90g
struck AD 89-91 (ETOVC ZI =year 17)
obv. DOMETIANOC - KAICAR
head, laureate, r.
rev. ETOVC ZI FLAVIOPOLEITWN
bearded head of Kronos, veiled, r., harpa at shoulder
SNG Copenhagen 136; SNG Levante 1531; SNG von Aulock 5558; RPC II 1760
rare, good VF

Harpa is an old poetic name for a denticulated sickle.
For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
2 commentsJochen
irenopolis_domitian_RPC1765.jpg
Cilicia, Irenopolis, Domitian RPC 176541 viewsDomitian AD 81-96
AE 19, 3.7g
struck AD 93/84 (year BM = 42 of the era of Eirenopolis)
obv. KAICAR - DOMITIANOC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. Pax/Nemesis, nude to hips, advancing r., holding kerykeion downwards with l.
hand and pulling fold of garment to her chin with r. hand; wheel to her feet.
[BM in r. field]
RPC 1765; Karbach in JNG 42/43 (1992/3), p.99
rare, good F, nice style!
Pedigree:
ex Davisson auction 7, 1996, lot 125
1 commentsJochen
irenopolisdomitian.jpg
Cilicia, Irenopolis. AE 17 - Domitian 44 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, 81-96 AD. AE17, dated CY 42 (93/4 AD).
Obverse: KAICAP, Laureate head of Domitian right.
Reverse: Laureate head of Asclepius right.
RPC 1767.
ancientone
corycus_domitian___domitia.jpg
Cilicia, Korykos; Laureate head of Domitian right facing head of Domitia left / Athena standing left17 viewsDomitian, with Domitia. Cilicia, Korykos (Corycus)(?). A.D. 81-96. Æ 25mm (10.23g, 11h). Laureate head of Domitian right facing head of Domitia left / Athena standing left, holding wreath and shield. RPC 2817. Fine, brown patina. -The authors of RPC II could not identify the mint of this rare issue, but suggested Corycus in Cilicia as a possibility based on the restoration of the inscription and the fabric of the flan. The traces of inscription visible on this example may raise doubts about the possible reading of the inscription as KOPYKIWTWN. Ex Sayles & LavenderPodiceps
Civic_Phrygia_LaodiceiaAdLycum, Demos_AE25_9.7g.jpg
Civic, Phrygia, Laodiceia ad Lycum, Demos, AE2536 viewstime of Titus & Domitian
obv: Laureate bust of youthful Demos right, Δ before
rev: ΛΑΟΔΙΚεΩΝ, Male figure standing facing, head left, holding phiale and palm branch, vase at feet with small vexillum
AE25, 9.7g
Attribution: BMC 87
areich
AA_2.jpg
Claudius5 viewsClaudius Restoration issued under Domitian AE AS, Rome Mint, Ca. 81-82 AD Wt.: 9.6 gAncient Aussie
coins121.JPG
Cn Domitianus Ahenobarbus 128 BC15 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC: Cn Domitianus Ahenobarbus Denarius. 128 BC. Head of Roma right, * below / Victory in galloping biga right, ROMA above, man spearing lion (or hound?) below horses, CN DOM in ex. Syd 514, Cr261/1,Domitia 14.
ecoli
domitius.jpg
CN Domitius Denarius 128bc66 viewsSilver denarius, SRCV I 137, Crawford 261/1, Sydenham 514, RSC I Domitia 14, VF, Rome mint, 128 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, stalk of grain behind, X (XVI in monogram) below chin; reverse ROMA, Victory in a biga right, man with spear fighting lion below, CN DOM in exergue.2 commentsAdrian S
domitianus_ahenobarbus_Cr261.1.jpg
Cn. Domitianus Ahenobarbus, Crawford 261/160 viewsRoman Republic, Cn. Domitianus Ahenobarbus, gens Domitia
AR - Denarius, 18.52mm, 3.88g
Rom, 128 BC
obv. Head of Roma, helmeted, r., star before, grain-ear behind
rev. Victory, holding whip, galloping in biga right, ROMA above, man spearing big
hound below horses, CN.DOM in ex.
Crawford 261/1; Sydenham 514; Domitia 14
VF/near VF, rev.slightly off center, dark old collection toning
Pedigree.
Ex Gorney & Mosch, auctions 155-157, Lot 2631

Sometimes the scene beneath the biga is interpreted as fight of a gladiator against a lion, but sometimes related to Bituitus, king of the Averni, who unleashed a pack of huge dogs against the Romans in his battles.
Jochen
Cn_Domitius~0.jpg
Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus - AR denarius11 viewsRome
²130 BC
¹128 BC
head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet, grain ear left
(XVI)
Victory in biga right holding wreath and reins, man attacking lion with spear below
ROMA
CN·DOM
¹Crawford 261/1; Sydenham 514; Domitia 14; Type as RBW 1056
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,9g
ex London Coin Galleries

Ahenobarbus became consul in 96 BC. Moneyer could be also Cn. Domitius Calvinus according to Crawford and Sear.
Johny SYSEL
Cn_Domitius_Ahenobarbus.jpg
Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus Denarius 116 or 115 B.C. SRCV I 161, Crawford 285/1, Sydenham 535, RSC I Domitia 755 viewsHead of Roma right in winged helmet, X behind, ROMA before / Jupiter in walking quadriga right, laurel branch in right, thunderbolt in left, CN` DOMI in ex. Rome mint.
Maximum Diameter: 20.3 mm
Weight: 3.86 g
TheEmpireNeverEnded
imgonline-com-ua-twotoone-KoutjfGaeGOz-Commodus_sestertius.jpg
Commodus (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 3 viewsM COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT - Laureate head right
PIETATI SEN-ATVS - Emperor, holding volumen, and the Genius of the Senate, holding scepter, standing vis-à-vis and clasping hands; S C in field, COS V P P in exergue.
Exergue: COSVPP



Mint: Rome (186-189 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 22.50g / 28mm / 12h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC III 549
MIR 18, 760-33/30
Banti 236
Mazzini 410
Acquisition/Sale: Centsles eBay $0.00 02/19
Notes: Feb 9, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

The Passage of Commodus:
The upper foundation of the Colosseum is crossed by five tunnels, with the four main tunnels, contemporary to the construction, located along the two main axes of the monument, while the fifth tunnel was built later. The four main tunnels divide the upper foundation into four sectors, which in turn were possible sub-divided along radial and elliptic directions by formworks during the construction phase.

The fifth tunnel, named "Passage of Commodus", was dug under Emperor Domitian (81-96 AD), as a private passage for the emperor, directly connected to the imperial residence. The passage is radial-directed and extends for about 60 m from the arena towards south, with a final east-directed part out- side the foundation.

The ceilings are brick-made barrel vaults and both walls and ceilings were originally covered with a thick layer of mortar. However, over time it has been partially removed [La Regina 2001] and nowadays the walls are rough surfaces. Two major earthquakes which occurred in 1349 and 1703 [Molin and Guidoboni 1989], caused the collapse of a large part of the external ring in the southern sector of the Colosseum above the area where the Passage of Commodus is located'
Gary W2
commodus_261corr.jpg
Commodus RIC III, 261 corr.35 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AR - denarius, 20g, 19mm
Rome AD 191/92
obv. L AEL AVREL CO - MM AVG P FEL
Laureate head r.
rev. SERAPI - DI CONSERV AVG
Serapis in long robe, modius on head, stg. frontal, head l., holding long vertical sceptre in
l. hand and raising r. hand in greeting attitude
ref. RIC III, 261 corr., pl. XV, 312 (writes "Serapis, radiate" and "holding branch"); C. 703;
BMCR IV, 59-361 var. (different legend breaks, writes "holding branch")
scarce, about SS

I think it is not a branch but only the typical long fingers of his r. hand. And RIC has misinterpreted flow lines as "radiated head".

This is the first Roman imperial coin showing Serapis in his standard position (There is a coin from Domitian with Serapis in a temple too).
2 commentsJochen
193.jpg
Cornucopiae149 viewsSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Domitian. Æ 26 (Large denomination, dupondius?). A.D. 81-83. Obv: IMPDO(MITI)-ANVSC(AESAVG). Laureate head left; countermark (1) on shoulder, countermark (2) to right of bust. Rev: S C, Δ beneath, all within laurel-wreath. Ref: RPC 2023. Axis: 360°. Weight: 14.73 g. CM: Cornucopiae containing two bunches of grapes, in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 402 (3 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
Domitian_unpublished_Cos_II.jpg
COS II denarius (RIC 680 for Vespasian) for Domitian38 viewsDenarius for Domitian. Rome mint. 73 AD. 2.89 grs.
Observe : Laureate head right. CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II. From low right.
Reverse : Domitian on horse left. Right hand raised and sceptre in left.

Weight is low but the coin is not plated.
Superb style.
3 commentslabienus
CNGlot496Domitia.jpg
Cr 261/1 AR Denarius Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus 16 views128 BCE. (20mm, 3.90 g, 6h). Rome mint.
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; grain stalk to left, mark of value below chin
r: Victory, holding reins and whip, driving biga right, ROMA above; below, man attacking lion with spear, CN. DOM in ex
Crawford 261/1; Sydenham 514; Domitia 14; RBW 1056.
The Domitii Ahenobarbi peaked early in the late Republic, with many a contentious character active at key moments.
The last to hold the name for long was Nero's father, conveniently dying in time for Nero's mother Agrippina to marry Claudius, who adopted young Domitius.
PMah
479ArteCombo.png
Cr 261/1 AR Denarius Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus 10 views128 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, corn-ear; before, X
r: Victory in biga right, holding reins and whip; above, ROMA; below, man fighting lion (or hound?); in exergue, CN DOM.
Cr. 261/1. Domitia 14.
(g. 3.81 mm. 19.00 )
PMah
889NN414.jpg
Cr 285/1 AR Denarius Cn Domitius Ahenobarbus2 viewsRome mint, 116 or 115 BCE
Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, X and before, ROMA
Jupiter in prancing quadriga r., holding sceptre and hurling thunderbolt; in exergue, CN DOMI
(Crawford sees sceptre as a laurel-branch.)
20mm 3.78 gm
Domitia 7
There's an interesting numismatic puzzle of the association of this type with a closely-related type of different moneyers, but I do not fully understand it and will skip for now.
I posted this specimen for the awful execution of the reverse, where the engraver competently depicted the horses' heads and tack, but then apparently realized that nearly 2/3 of the die face remained, and, so, panicking, filled in the field with horse-legs with a bizarre variety of joints and proportions -- the Ministry of Silly Horse Walks, 2nd Century BCE.
PMah
MAntDeL14.jpg
Crawford 544/29, Marc Antony, for Legio XIV, Denarius, 32-31 BC.84 viewsMarc Antony, for Legio XIV (Gemina Martia Victrix), Patras mint (?), 32-31 BC.,
Denarius (16-17 mm / 3,63 g),
Obv.: above: [AN]T AVG , below: [III VI]R R P C , under oar right, filleted scepter or mast with fluttering banners on prow.
Rev.: LEG - XIV , Aquila (legionary eagle) between two military standards.
Crawf. 544/29 ; Bab. (Antonia) 123 ; BMC 208 ; Sear 369 ; Syd. 1234 .

Die Legio XIV wurde 41 v. Chr. von Augustus aufgestellt. Sie war seit 9 n. Chr. in Moguntiacum (Mainz) stationiert und kämpfte später unter Claudius in Britannien, wo sie 60 oder 61 n. Chr. half, Boudicca niederzuwerfen. Später war die Legion u. a. in Vindobona (Wien) und Carnuntum stationiert. Sie war an den Usurpationen des Saturninus und Regalianus beteiligt.

Legio XIV Gemina Martia Victrix was a legion of the Roman Empire, levied by Octavian after 41 BC. The cognomen Gemina (twin in Latin) suggests that the legion resulted from fusion of two previous ones, one of them possibly being the Fourteenth legion that fought in the Battle of Alesia. Martia Victrix (martial victory) were cognomens added by Nero following the victory over Boudica. The emblem of the legion was the Capricorn, as with many of the legions levied by Augustus.
Invasion of Britain
Stationed in Moguntiacum, Germania Superior, since AD 9, XIIII Gemina Martia Victrix was one of four legions used by Aulus Plautius and Claudius in the Roman invasion of Britain in 43, and took part in the defeat of Boudicca in 60 or 61. In 68 it was stationed in Gallia Narbonensis.
Rebellion on the Rhine
In 89 the governor of Germania Superior, Lucius Antonius Saturninus, rebelled against Domitian, with the support of the XIVth and of the XXI Rapax, but the revolt was suppressed.
Pannonian defense
When the XXIst legion was lost, in 92, XIIII Gemina was sent in Pannonia to substitute it, camping in Vindobona (Vienna). After a war with the Sarmatians and Trajan's Dacian Wars (101-106), the legion was moved to Carnuntum, where it stayed for three centuries. Some subunits of Fourteenth fought in the wars against the Mauri, under Antoninus Pius, and the legion participated to the Parthian campaign of Emperor Lucius Verus. During his war against the Marcomanni, Emperor Marcus Aurelius based his headquarters in Carnuntum.
In support of Septimius Severus
In 193, after the death of Pertinax, the commander of the Fourteenth, Septimius Severus, was acclaimed emperor by the Pannonian legions, and above all by his own. XIIII Gemina fought for its emperor in his march to Rome to attack usurper Didius Julianus (193), contributed to the defeat of the usurper Pescennius Niger (194), and probably fought in the Parthian campaign that ended with the sack of the capital of the empire, Ctesiphon (198).
In support of imperial candidates
In the turmoil following the defeat of Valerian, tXIIII Gemina supported usurper Regalianus against Emperor Gallienus (260), then Gallienus against Postumus of the Gallic empire (earning the title VI Pia VI Fidelis — "six times faithful, six times loyal"), and, after Gallienus death, Gallic Emperor Victorinus (269-271).
5th century
At the beginning of the 5th century, XIIII Gemina still stayed at Carnuntum. It probably dissolved with the collapse of the Danube frontier in 430s. The Notitia Dignitatum lists a Quartodecimani comitatensis unit under the Magister Militum per Thracias; it is possible that this unit is XIV Gemina.

my ancient coin database
1 commentsArminius
domitian_owl.jpg
Denarius; IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva with owl; RIC 73013 viewsDomitianus Denarius, 90 A.D. Rome. 17-18mm, 3.31g. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head right. 
Rev: IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on prow, brandishing spear and shield, owl before. RIC II, 730 (new); RIC II, 167a (old). Good fine, toned. Ex Rutten & WielandPodiceps
domitian_ric772.jpg
Denarius; Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter, shield at side. RIC 7729 viewsDomitian, Denarius. 95 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII Laureate head right. / IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P, Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter, shield at side. RIC 772, (RIC [1962] 188), RSC 287, BMC 224, Sear RCV I: 2737.Podiceps
32.jpg
Domitia41 viewsLYDIA, Philadelphia.

AE 19.

ΔOMITIA AYΓOYCTA, laureate head of Domitia (queue) right / ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEWN, legend in four lines in laurel wreath.

RPC II, 1340; BMC, 063; SNG Cop, 378.
socalcoins
00085-Domitia.JPG
Domitia22 viewsDomitia Denarius
19 mm 3.36 gm
O: DOMITIA AVGVSTA IMP DOMIT
Draped bust right
R: PIETAS AVGVST
Pietas seated left, with sceptre in left hand and extending right hand to child, standing left
2 commentsKoffy
1395_Domitia_Kilbianoi2.jpg
Domitia - Kilbianoi Superiores3 views82-96 AD
draped bust right
ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ
facing cult statue of Artemis Ephesia, wearing polos and veil
KΙΛΒΙΑΝΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΝΩ
RPC II 1062; BMC 1-2; Sear GIC 913; Kurth, Kilbiani 303

ex Savoca
Johny SYSEL
Domitia_Infant_denarius.jpg
Domitia denarius with her deified naked infant reverse164 viewsDomitia Denarius. Rome, 82-83 AD.
Grs 3,31 and 18 mm.
Observe : DOMITIA AVGVSTA IMP DOMIT. Draped bust looking right. Reverse : DIVVS CAESAR IMP DOMITIANI F. Deified infant son of Domitian & Domitia, seated left on celestial orb, reaching out to seven stars above and around.
RIC 153. Cohen 11.
Rarity : R.
7 commentslabienus
DomitiaAE21Cybele~0.jpg
Domitia Longina130 viewsAE21 from Domitianopolis Sala

Diademed and draped bust, right, CEBACTH DOMITIA
Cybele seated, ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΠΟ CAΛHNΩΝ

Domitia was Domitian's mistress, then wife, then prisoner (banishment), then wife again, then assassin.

RPC 1344
Blindado
D847.jpg
Domitia RIC 847110 viewsAR Cistophorus
Rome mint (for Asia), 82 AD (Domitian)
Obv: DOMITIA AVGVSTA; Bust of Domitia, draped r., hair massed in front and in long plait behind
Rev: VENVS AVG; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
RIC 847 (R). BMC 256. RSC 19. RPC 870 (8 spec.). BNC 226.
Ex CNG E424, 11 July 2018, lot 471.

A brief issue of cistophori were struck for Domitia as Augusta under Domitian in 82. Venus leaning on column was the sole reverse type chosen for her rare cistophori. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the home mint. K. Butcher and M. Ponting's metal analysis reveal they were struck from a different stock of metal than contemporary Rome mint denarii, possibly from recycled older denarii. At 80% silver fineness these early cistophori were likely struck before Domitian's major coinage reform of 82 when the denarius was raised to nearly 100% fineness.

Domitia Longina was the daughter of the famed Roman general Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo who was commanded to commit suicide by Nero for alleged treason. Domitian courted and married Domitia soon after Vespasian's accession, despite her already being the wife of Aelius Lamia. It was a good match - distancing the Flavians from the reign of Nero and uniting them to a beloved general's family. Soon after Domitian become emperor, Suetonius tells us he briefly divorced Domitia because of an adulterous affair she had with the actor Paris. Dio claims Domitian actually considered executing her but was persuaded from doing so by the praetorian prefect Ursus. He soon reunited with her after a brief separation alleging the people demanded it. Where this coin fits into that time frame is hard to tell. We don't know exactly when the divorce occurred or how long it lasted. However, it is likely this coin was struck after their reconciliation and can be seen as symbolically strengthening Domitia's position at court.

Struck in fine early style.
9 commentsDavid Atherton
DOMITIAN-1.jpg
Domitia, wife of Domitian. Augusta, 82-96 CE.207 viewsThessaly, Larissa. Æ Assarion (20 mm, 5.12 gm).
Obv: DOMITIANON KAIS QESSALOI, laureate head of Domitian, right.
Rev: DOMITIA SEBASSTH, draped bust of Domitia, right.
Sear GIC 891; BMC 7.7,76; RPC 278; Rogers 88.
EmpressCollector
100_0734.JPG
Domitian35 viewsDomitian. Denarius. Minerva. Reign: Emperor, A.D. 81-96. Denomination: AR Denarius. Mint: Struck in Rome, A.D. 88.
Obverse: IMP. CAES. DOMIT. AVG. GERM. P. M. TR. P. VII. Head, laureate, r. Reverse: IMP. XIIII COS. XIIII CENS. P. P. P. Minerva standing l., holding thunderbolt and spear; at her feet, shield. Reference: RIC 167, 110 var. Cohen 233 var. Grade: Extremely Fine
3 commentssimmurray
100_1330.JPG
Domitian31 viewsDomitian
Judea, 83-92 AD
Laureate head l.
IMP DOMITIANVS CAES AVG GERMANICVS
Minerva standing l., holding shield in r. hand and erecting trophy with l. hand
no legend
RPC II 2305, BMC 47

another veiw
randy h2
Domit1.jpg
Domitian40 viewsDupondius
25mm
12g

Sold
Titus Pullo
domitian2.jpg
Domitian50 viewsDomitian as Caesar, silver denarius, 79 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse- CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, Laureate head right.
Reverse- PRINCEPS-IVV_ENTVTIS, Vesta seated left, palladium in right hand, scepter in left.
RIC II, 244 (Vespasian), 17mm x 18mm, 2.78g.
1 commentsb70
00domitlechuza~0.jpg
DOMITIAN25 viewsAR denarius. 92 AD. 3,18 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI / Minerva standing right on ship,brandishing javelin and armed with shield. Owl at feet. IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P.
RIC 166. RSC 273.
benito
000707.jpg
Domitian23 viewsDomitian AR denarius, 81-96 AD, 3.40gm, struck 93-94 AD in Rome, 19.1mm. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII; laureate head right. Rev: IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS PP P; Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear, shield at feet behind. RIC II 133; Cohen 245.1 commentsTLP
00080-Domitian.JPG
Domitian13 viewsDomitian AS
28 mm 11.67 gm
O: IMP CAESAR DOMIT AVG GER COS XII CENS PER P P
Laureate head right
R: MONETA AVGVSTI S C
Moneta standing left
John Campbell
651.jpeg
DOMITIAN37 viewsAE dupondius. 91 AD. 13,64 grs. Radiate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER PP. / Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae. FORTVNAE AVGVSTI. RIC 392. s2786.benito
100_0626.JPG
DOMITIAN16 viewsDomitianus As, struck 82 AD at Rome mint. Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate bust right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII PP / SC, Minerva advancing right, holding javelin and shield.RIC 242asimmurray
Domitian.jpg
Domitian48 viewsDOMITIAN AE as. Struck at Rome, September - December 82 AD .IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate head right. Reverse - TR P COS VIII DES VIIII P P, Minerva advancing right, holding spear & shield, S C in fields. RIC 242a3 commentsSoxfan
00domitefe~0.jpg
DOMITIAN23 viewsAR denarius. Ephesus. 71 AD. 3,12 grs. Bust draped and cuirassed,wearing aegis,,head right. DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F / Female bust,draped and towered right. PACI ORB TERR AVG. Under bust E PHE (ligate).
RIC 350 (Vespasian),
2 commentsbenito
probo~0.jpg
DOMITIAN53 viewsAR denarius. 85-86 AD. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V. / Minerva standing right in fighting position holding shield and spear. IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P.
RIC 73. RSC 194.
benito
00domitquad.jpg
DOMITIAN40 viewsAE quadrans. 81-96 BC. 2.96 grs. Helmeted, draped bust of Minerva right. IMP DOMIT AVG GERM. / Olive branch upright. SC.
CBN 524, pl. cxvii (same dies). RIC 428.
Gemini I. Lot 347.
2 commentsbenito
00domitian.jpg
DOMITIAN35 viewsAR denarius. 88 AD. 3.42 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII. / Herald advancing left,wearing feathered cap and holding wand and shield. COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC.
RIC 117. RSC 76.
benito
00ehdomic.jpg
DOMITIAN37 viewsAR denarius. 78-79 A.D. Head laureate right. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI. / Salus standing right, leaning on cippus and feeding snake from a patera . PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS.
RIC 243. RSC 384.
1 commentsbenito
00domitminerva.jpg
DOMITIAN100 viewsAR denarius. 85-86 AD. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V. / Minerva standing right in fighting position holding shield and spear. IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P.
RIC 73. RSC 194.
benito
00domitdup.jpg
DOMITIAN35 viewsAE dupondius. 91 AD. 13,64 grs. Radiate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER PP. / Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae. FORTVNAE AVGVSTI. RIC 392. s2786.
benito
00domitserp.jpg
DOMITIAN53 viewsAR denarius. 78-79 A.D. Head laureate right. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI. / Salus standing right, leaning on cippus and feeding snake from a patera . PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS.
RIC 243. RSC 384.
1 commentsbenito
00domitquad~0.jpg
DOMITIAN20 viewsAE quadrans. 81-96 BC. 2.96 grs. Helmeted, draped bust of Minerva right. IMP DOMIT AVG GERM. / Olive branch upright. SC.
CBN 524, pl. cxvii (same dies). RIC 428.
benito
00domitianherald.jpg
DOMITIAN43 viewsAR denarius. 88 AD. 3.42 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII. / Herald advancing left,wearing feathered cap and holding wand and shield. COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC.
RIC 117. RSC 76.
benito
00domitludsaec.jpg
DOMITIAN32 viewsAR Denariius. 88 AD. 3,22 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII / COS XIIII across field, column inscribed LVD/SAEC/FEC in three lines; all within oak-wreath.
RIC II 604. RSC 70
VAuction 265. Lot 108.
benito
00domitlechuza.jpg
DOMITIAN43 viewsAR denarius. 92 AD. 3,18 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI / Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column,brandishing javelin and armed with shield. Owl at feet. IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P.
RIC 166. RSC 273.
benito
00domitcab~0.jpg
DOMITIAN18 viewsAR denarius. 77-78 AD. 3,43 grs. Laureate head right. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS / Helmeted horseman galloping right,his right hand extended and trailing behind. COS V.
RIC 957 (Vespasian). RSC 49.
benito
00domitludsaec~0.jpg
DOMITIAN102 viewsAR Denariius. 88 AD. 3,22 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII / COS XIIII across field, column inscribed LVD/SAEC/FEC in three lines; all within oak-wreath.
RIC II 604. RSC 70
benito
00domitefe.jpg
DOMITIAN77 viewsAR denarius. Ephesus. 71 AD. 3,12 grs. Bust draped and cuirassed,wearing aegis,,head right. DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F / Female bust,draped and towered right. PACI ORB TERR AVG. Under bust E PHE (ligate).
RIC 350 (Vespasian),
2 commentsbenito
00domitlud.jpg
DOMITIAN52 viewsAR denarius. 88 AD. 3,44 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII / Column inscribed COS/XIIII/LVD/SAEC/FEC in five lines. To right herald standing left with feathered cap, round shield, and wand. Candelabrum between.
RIC II 601; BMCRE 135; RSC 73
benito
00domitlud~0.jpg
DOMITIAN43 viewsAR denarius. 88 AD. 3,44 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII / Column inscribed COS/XIIII/LVD/SAEC/FEC in five lines. To right herald standing left with feathered cap, round shield, and wand. Candelabrum between.
RIC II 601. BMCRE 135. RSC 73.
Ex. V Auctions.
2 commentsbenito
ant_flav.jpg
Domitian4 viewsGinolerhino
ant_domitien.jpg
Domitian4 viewsGinolerhino
domiciano22.jpg
DOMITIAN54 viewsAR denarius. 90 AD. 3.42 g. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM IMP TR P VIIII / Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. Shield at feet.
IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P.
RIC² 691.
benito
domitianmin.jpg
DOMITIAN21 viewsAR denarius. 90 AD. 3.42 g. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII / Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. Shield at feet. IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P.
RIC² 691.



benito
domitianvosp.jpg
DOMITIAN28 viewsAE As. 90-1 AD. 10,5 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P / Virtus standing right., holding. spear and parazonium . VIRTVTI AVGVSTI .
RIC 397.
1 commentsbenito
domitianvosp~0.jpg
DOMITIAN32 viewsAE As. 90-1 AD. 10,5 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P / Virtus standing right., holding. spear and parazonium . VIRTVTI AVGVSTI .
RIC 397.
benito
domicianocasco.jpg
DOMITIAN25 viewsAR denarius. 80-81 AD. 3.39 grs. 6h. Laureate head right. CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII / Corinthian helmet on draped seat. PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS.
RIC 271 (Titus). RSC 399a
benito
domitcaballo~0.jpg
DOMITIAN21 viewsAR denarius. 76 AD. 3,41 grs. Laureate head right. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS / Pegasus walking right. COS IIII.
RIC 238 (Vespasian). RSC 47.
benito
domicianocasco~0.jpg
DOMITIAN12 viewsAR denarius. 80-81 AD. 3.39 grs. 6h. Laureate head right. CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII / Corinthian helmet on draped seat. PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS.
RIC 271 (Titus). RSC 399a
benito
domitcaballo.jpg
DOMITIAN22 viewsAR denarius. 76 AD. 3,41 grs. Laureate head right. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS / Pegasus walking right. COS IIII.
RIC 238 (Vespasian). RSC 47.
benito
domitianliras~0.jpg
DOMITIAN32 viewsAR drachm. Rome for use in the East ?. 95 AD. 3.45 grs. 6h. Laureate head right. AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM / Winged caduceus between two lyres. ЄTOYC IΔ YΠATOC IZ.
RPC II 1504. SNG von Aulock 4265 (same dies).
CNG. Triton XVI. Lot 707.
1 commentsbenito
domitianliras.jpg
DOMITIAN45 viewsAR drachm. Rome for use in the East ?. 95 AD. 3.45 grs. 6h. Laureate head right. AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM / Winged caduceus between two lyres. ЄTOYC IΔ YΠATOC IZ.
RPC II 1504. SNG von Aulock 4265 (same dies).
Lanz 112. Lot 429.
1 commentsbenito
domitminerva.jpg
DOMITIAN40 viewsAR denarius. 95 AD. 3,49 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII / Minerva standing half-left, grasping spear. IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P.
RIC 773.
1 commentsbenito
domitminerva~0.jpg
DOMITIAN57 viewsAR denarius. 95 AD. 3,49 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII / Minerva standing half-left, grasping spear. IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P.
RIC 773.
2 commentsbenito
Domitian_Milne_529.jpg
Domitian11 viewsDOMITIAN
AE Drachm, Alexandria Mint, Dated Year 15 = 95-96 AD.
Bust of Domitian, r. / Domitian driving biga of Centaurs, one of whom is holding Victory.
Milne 529 Giessen 412. VG/aF
Sosius
Domitian.jpg
Domitian31 viewsRoman Empire
Imperator Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus
(Reign as 11th Emperor: Sept. 14th, 81-Sept. 18th, 96)
(Born: Oct. 24th, 51, Died: Sept. 18th, 96 [age: 44])

Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XI, Head of Domitian wearing laurel wreath and facing right

Reverse: IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P PP, Minerva standing on a galley's prow (or a rostral column), holding spear and shield, owl at feet

Silver Denarius (18.2mm, 3.63g)
Minted in Rome circa 92


Understanding the inscriptions:

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM=Imperator Caesar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus
Sphinx357
domitian_wolf.jpg
Domitian29 views1 commentsChance Vandal
Domitian_COS_X_mule_(unlisted_in_RIC_and_BMCRE).jpg
Domitian82 viewsAR Denarius.

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, laureate head right / P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P (M3)

RIC II.1, unlisted (R3 - assigned 344A by Dr. Buttrey in the RIC II.1, Addendum); BMCRE II, unlisted; RSC II, unlisted

Dr. Buttrey's notes: "A die carried over from a rather earlier issue (184-187), here muled with obv. TR P V. Since that tribunician era obtained for several issues of aurei and denarii the striking of this piece cannot be exactly placed: insertion as 344A is chosen as its earliest possible production. R3 Downie's 323 15/03/2017 2055 = Telford coll."
5 commentssocalcoins
collagemaker_2018060_hdc5Z.jpg
Domitian16 viewsAE21, Corinthian.
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GER, Laureate and draped bust right.
Reverse: COL IVL AVG COR, Pegasus flying right.
References: RPC 180, BCD 553, SNG Schweiz II 454
Justin L
Domitian1.jpg
Domitian12 viewsarash p
4330386.jpg
Domitian23 viewsAR Denarius (18mm, 2.72 g, 7h). Ephesus mint. Struck AD 71. bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis / Victory advancing right, holding palm frond and wreath; EPE mintmark to lower right. RIC II 1447 (Vespasian); RPC 848; RSC 336. VF, minor roughness.

ex CNG Auc 433 lot 386
2 commentsarash p
Domitian.jpg
Domitian3 viewsDomitian AR Denarius, Minerva standing.Ancient Aussie
Domitian_altar.jpg
Domitian4 viewsDomitian AE AS ROME 85 AD, 9.1gm, RIC 272.Ancient Aussie
DOMITIAN-2.jpg
Domitian RIC II 78938 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV
laureate head right
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P
Minerva standing facing, head left, holding thunderbolt
and spear; at her feet behind, shield.
18.5mm 3.51gm
1 commentsOWL365
domi_goat_rev.JPG
Domitian RIC II Rome 4969 viewsAR 18 mm 3.1 grams 80 AD
OBV ::CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right
REV ::PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Cretan goat standing left in laurel wreath.
ex :: none
REF :: RIC II Rome 49, RSC 390, BMC 88
Purchased 12/09


Minted while Domitian was Caesar under Titus
3 commentsJohnny
Domitia & Domitian, AE26 Aegae.jpg
Domitian & Domitia, AE-25. Aegeae, Cilicia. AD 88-89. Two Aplustres.67 viewsRoman Empire, Domitia and Domitian, AD 81 - 96. AE-25. CILICIA, Aegeae. Æ-25. Dated year 135 (88/9 AD). 10.75g. Laureate head of Domitian rt. vis à vis draped bust of Domitia lt. / Two aplustres within laurel wreath. SNG Levante 1708 = RPC II 1773; SNG France -; SNG von Aulock -. 1 commentsFausta
domitian_domitia.jpg
Domitian & Domitia AE34 of Mopsus, Cilicia. Year 16211 viewsDomitian & Domitia AE34 of Mopsus, Cilicia. Year 162, 94-95 AD. AVTOKΡATΩΡ KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ ΓEΡM, laureate head of Domitian right / ΔOMITIA ΣEBAΣTH MOΨEATΩN ETO BXΡ, draped bust of Domitia right. SGI 900.

RARE NGC - VG
Britanikus
domprovOR.jpg
Domitian & Domitia, RPC 27735 viewsLarissa (Thessalian Confederacy) mint, Domitian & Domitia 81-96 A.D. AE, 19mm 6.01g, RPC 277
O: ΔOMITIANON KAIΣAPA ΘEΣΣAΛOI, laureate head of Domitian right
R: ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, diademed bust of Domitia right
2 commentscasata137ec
domtet.jpg
Domitian (81 - 96 A.D.)62 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
AR Tetradrachm
O: AVT KAISAR DOMITIANOS SEB GERM, laureate head right; aegis at point of bust.
R: ETOUS NEOV IEROV H, eagle standing facing right on thunderbolt; palm in right field. RY 8 (88/9 AD)
14.77g
26mm
Prieur 145; RPC II 1978; Wruck 108
8 commentsMat
domitian-as-.jpg
Domitian (81 AD) AE Sestertius, Rome mint, Minerva8 viewsRoman Imperial, Domitian (81 AD) AE Sestertius, Rome mint

Obverse: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right.

Reverse: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P S-C, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding round shield.

Reference: RIC 76, Cohen 561, Sear 2778

Ex: Joshua Mark
Gil-galad
RS042-Roman-AR_denarius,_Domitian_(ca_81-96_AD)-019600.JPG
DOMITIAN (81-96 AD), AR denarius, Minerva, struck ca. 92 AD70 viewsObverse- IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P P TR P XI, laureate head right.
Reverse- IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, holding spear and shield, owl at feet.
RIC 730, RSC 274, 18.2 mm, 3.63 g.
NGC Ch VF (Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5), cert. #4095350-005.
Ex-Zuzim Judaea, January 2011, through VCoins store (purchased raw).
Comments: I think this type is relatively common but the coin is a really bright and lustrous example and grabbed my eye. I was frankly surprised it didn't grade XF or better, but I don't really care so much about technical grades anyway- I slabbed my Twelve Caesars coins mostly for display purposes. NGC did recognize the super sharp strike on this piece. I see they attribute the object Minerva is standing on as a "prow", while Wildwinds has it as the "capital of (a) rostral column". Eh, whatever. I really like this piece and it will serve my set for quite some time unless a similarly attractive and lustrous piece with a more interesting reverse comes along.


4 commentslordmarcovan
TW-12.jpg
Domitian (A.D. 81-96)18 viewsAR Denarius, A.D. 90-91, Rome 19.2mm, 3.21g, 180°, RIC II 152.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P X. Laureate head right.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P PP. Minerva advancing right, aiming spear and holding shield.
Joseph D5
70170q00.jpg
Domitian (as Caesar)23 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Domitian
(As Caesar)

Rome mint, early 76 - early 77 A.D
Fine, toned.
17.9 mm / 3.282 g / 180°

Obverse: "CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS", laureate head right.
Reverse: "COS IIII", Pegasus standing right, only near wing showing, raising left foreleg.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins 2016 (70170)

RIC II, part 1, Vespasian 921 (C2); RSC II 47; BMCRE II Vespasian 193; BnF III Vespasian 169; SRCV I 2637

MyID: 029A

Image Credit: Forvm Ancient Coins
2 commentsTenthGen
Domitian_RSC_590A_(fourree).JPG
Domitian (as Caesar), 69 - 81 AD67 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: TRP VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII PP, radiate statue atop a rostral column.

Plated Denarius, Type of Rome mint, c. 80 - 81 AD

3 grams, 19.5 mm, 180°

By looking at this coin accuracy wasn't important to ancient counterfeiters. The obverse is a Domitian as Caesar whereas the reverse is taken from a coin of his brother Titus as Augustus.

A similar hybrid is listed in Roman Silver Coins as Domitian 590b with slightly different inscriptions.
SPQR Coins
Domitian_RIC_V232.JPG
Domitian (as Caesar), 69 - 81 AD70 viewsObv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head r.

Rev: No legend, Domitian on horseback prancing left, raising right hand and holding a scepter in his left. (The scepter is described in the reference material as being surmounted by a human head, no such feature can be detected on his example).

Note: The reverse is believed to relate to Domitian's role in the Triumph celebrated for the victory in Judaea.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 73 AD

3 grams, 19 mm, 180°

RIC II Vespasian 232, RSC 664, S2644
4 commentsSPQR Coins
Domitian_RIC_V238.JPG
Domitian (as Caesar), 69 - 81 AD31 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus stepping right.

Note: The reverse type was copied from an issue of Augustus.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 76 AD

3.4 grams, 18.8 mm, 180°

RIC II Vespasian 238, RSC 47, S2637, VM 9/1
SPQR Coins
Domitian_RIC_233.JPG
Domitian (as Caesar), 69 - 81 AD33 viewsObv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVT, Spes advancing left holding a flower and raising her robe.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 74 AD

3.2 grams, 19.25 x 17.4 mm, 180°

RIC II Vespasian 233, RSC 375, S2640, VM 54
1 commentsSPQR Coins
Domitian_RIC_T51.JPG
Domitian (as Caesar), 69 - 81 AD38 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, a crested Corinthian helmet resting on a draped seat or throne.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 80 AD

3 grams, 19 mm, 180°

RIC II Titus 51, RSC 399a, S2677, VM 55/7

Ex: FORVM
1 commentsSPQR Coins
Domitian_RIC_V248.JPG
Domitian (as Caesar), 69 - 81 AD60 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: CERES AVGVST, Ceres standing left, holding corn-ears and a torch.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 76 - 78 AD

3.1 grams, 18.5 mm, 180°

RIC IIi Vespasian 976 (New Edition), RIC II Vespasian 248, RSC 30, S2636, VM 7
3 commentsSPQR Coins
Domitian_RIC_V241.JPG
Domitian (as Caesar), 69 - 81 AD29 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: COS V, She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, boat in exergue.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 77 - 78 AD

3.3 grams, 17.5 mm, 135°

RIC II Vespasian 241, RSC 51, S2639, VM 10/2
1 commentsCaesar's Ghost
Domitian_RIC_V957.JPG
Domitian (as Caesar), 69 - 81 AD47 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: COS V, helmeted horseman galloping right, his right hand is extended and trailing behind him.

Note: The reverse type might have been inspired by the coinage of Galba.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 77 - 78 AD

3.38 grams, 18.6 mm, 135°

RIC IIi Vespasian 957, RSC 49, S2638, VM 10/1

Ex: FORVM
3 commentsMatt Inglima
Domitian_Æ_Dupondius__Rome,_AD_86_51_29.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Dupondius12 viewsMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P - Radiate bust right.
VICTORIAE AVGVSTI - Victory standing left, inscribing shield set on trophy to left and holding palm frond; S-C across trophy.
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (86 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 14.12g / 30mm / 7h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC 483 var. (bust type).
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Live 4 #752 $0.00 11/18
3 commentsGary W2
DOMITIAN_-_SESTERTIU.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 3 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P - Laureate head right
IOVI VICTORI, S C - Jupiter seated left holding Victory and sceptre
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (88-89AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 22.10g / 33mm / 360
References:
RIC 633
Cohen 313
BMC 406
Acquisition/Sale: budgies-beak Ebay $0.00 8/17

Jupiter or Jove, Zeus to the Greeks, was the king of the gods and god of the sky and thunder, and of laws and social order. As the patron deity of ancient Rome, he was the chief god of the Capitoline Triad, with his sister and wife Juno. The father of Mars, he is, therefore, the grandfather of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome.
Gary W2
Domitian_(Augustus)-obverse.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Bronze As 4 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER P P - Bust of Domitian, laureate, right with aegis
MONETA AVGVSTI S-C - Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (85AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 11.55g / 28mm / 180
References:
RIC II, Pt 1 (second edition) Domitian 417
Acquisition/Sale: servuscoins Ebay $0.00 11/17
Gary W2
imgonline-com-ua-twotoone-AZHPr90kZBFMK-Julia_Titi_sestertius.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius4 viewsDIVAE IVLIAE AVG DIVI TITI F SPQR - Carpentum drawn right by two mules.
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P - Legend surrounding large S C
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (92-94 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 21.24g / 33mm / 6h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC II 760 (Domitian)
BMCRE 471-3 (Domitian)
Sear 2891
Cohen 10
Provenances:
Münzhandlung André Cichos
Acquisition/Sale: Münzhandlung André Cichos MA-Shops $0.00 08/18

Julia Titi was the daughter of the Emperor Titus, and although married, she had an affair with her uncle Domitian. In 83 A.D., Domitian divorced his wife and lived openly with her. It has been said that she died because Domitian forced her to have an abortion but modern research indicates this allegation is false.
Gary W2
DOMITIAN_-_SESTERCE_193_26.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 11 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P - Bust of Domitian, laureate, right with aegis
S C - Domitian standing left sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar in front of distyle shrine enclosing statue of Minerva
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (85 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.79g / 35mm / 6h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC II, part I (second edition) Domitian 355
Cohen : 491
Provenances:
Numisaisne
Acquisition/Sale: Numisaisne Internet Website $0.00 08/18
Notes: Feb 8, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
2 commentsGary W2
imgonline-com-ua-twotoone-AZHPr90kZBFMK-Julia_Titi_sestertius~0.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius16 viewsDIVAE IVLIAE AVG DIVI TITI F SPQR - Carpentum drawn right by two mules.
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P - Legend surrounding large S C
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (92-94 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 21.24g / 33mm / 6h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC II 760 (Domitian)
BMCRE 471-3 (Domitian)
Sear 2891
Cohen 10
Provenances:
Münzhandlung André Cichos
Acquisition/Sale: Münzhandlung André Cichos MA-Shops $0.00 08/18

Julia Titi was the daughter of the Emperor Titus, and although married, she had an affair with her uncle Domitian. In 83 A.D., Domitian divorced his wife and lived openly with her. It has been said that she died because Domitian forced her to have an abortion but modern research indicates this allegation is false.

Per RIC-Rare
Gary W2
Domitan_Æ_AS_-_Jupit.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Bronze As 3 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI - Laureate bust right, wearing aegis
IOVI - CONSERVAT, S - C - Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (85AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 8.84g / 26.94mm / 180
Rarity: R2-Rare
References:
RIC II 302 Rome
BMCRE 313A
Paris 336
Provenances:
Marc Breitsprecher
Acquisition/Sale: Marc R. Breitsprecher Internet $0.00 01/18
Notes: Jan 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.
Flavius Domitianus was an effective emperor who spent much of his time in the provinces preserving order. Despite his effectiveness, he was extremely unpopular with the senatorial class at Rome. He appointed persons from the lower classes to positions of authority. Domitian's reign was marred by paranoia and cruelty in his latter years and he executed many Senators. When asked to prohibit execution of senators without a trial by peers he declined, thus dispelling the old illusions of republican government and exposing the true autocracy of his rule. In 96 A.D., he was stabbed to death in a plot, allegedly involving his own wife.

Jupiter or Jove, Zeus to the Greeks, was the king of the gods and god of the sky and thunder, and of laws and social order. As the patron deity of ancient Rome, he was the chief god of the Capitoline Triad, with his sister and wife Juno. The father of Mars, he is, therefore, the grandfather of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome.
Gary W2
Domitian_(81-96)__Æ_As_(27mm,_9_67g,_6h)__Secular_Games_issue__Rome,_AD_88.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Bronze AS 15 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P - Laureate head right
COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC - Domitian standing left, sacrificing from patera over garlanded altar, two attendants standing right, playing lyre and pan-pipes before him, hexastyle temple in background, with wreath in pediment.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (88 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 9.67g / 27mm / 6h
References:
RIC II 623
Sear'88 #910
Cohen 85
Provenances:
London Ancient Coins (LAC)
Acquisition/Sale: London Ancient Coins (LAC) Internet LAC Price List 2 #445 $0.00 07/19
Notes: Jul 19, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Secular Games of 88 AD issue.

From CNG: Honoring the original system for the celebration of the games, Domitian held the Ludi Saeculares in October AD 88, coming close to the traditional 110-year standard. The reverses of the gold and silver issues typically employ a herald of the games, while the bronze issues convey the various events which occurred before and during the celebration. The legend LVDi SAECulares FECit is used throughout, and conveys the emperor as bringing the celebration of the games to the city.

The reverse type employed on some of these issues is alluded to by a passage in Suetonius in which heralds are described as going around the city, inviting people to a spectacle which “ ... [they] had never seen and would not see again.” He also states the fallacy of this event however, since the games had just been held 40 years earlier during the reign of Claudius in a break from past celebrations
Gary W2
Domitian_AE_AS__Rome_Mint__Double_Doors_Altar_Reverse__6.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Bronze As 5 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS X - Laureate head right, aegis on shoulder
SALVTI AVGVST - Front view of an altar of Salus with double-paneled doors.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (84 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 10.74g / 27mm / 12h
References:
RIC II 224
BMCRE 291
Sear 2808

Acquisition/Sale: veni_vidi_vici_coins eBay $0.00 08/19
Notes: Aug 25, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2
Domitian_AD_81-96__Rome_Quadrans.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans 10 viewsIMP DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV - Bust of Apollo, draped, right; branch right
S C - Raven perched right on laurel branch
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (90-91 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 1.48g / 17mm / 12h
References:
RIC II 715
Cohen 527
BMC 453
Paris 484
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet Savoca 4th Blue #700 $0.00 07/19
Notes: Jul 14, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2
imgonline-com-ua-twotoone-YzDJ0RvuoZO9-Domitian_Quadrans.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans 4 views(no legend) - Rhinoceros standing left.
IMP DOMIT AVG GERM - Legend surrounding large S C
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (84-85 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.57g / 17mm / 12h
References:
RIC II (second edition)251
Sear 2835
Cohen 674
BMC 498
Paris 539-541
Provenances:
NUMISMÁTICA PRADOS
Acquisition/Sale: NUMISMÁTICA PRADOS VCoins $0.00 03/19

The Gary R. Wilson Collection.

From The Hazelton Collection: The Rhinoceros in the Room
Domitian quadrantes, RIC 248-251
January 6, 2019



Sollicitant pavidi dum rhinocerota magistri

seque diu magnae colligit ira ferae,

desperabantur promissi proelia Martis;

sed tandem rediit cognitus ante furor.

namque gravem cornu gemino sic extulit ursum,

iactat ut inpositas taurus in astra pilas.

Fearfully its handlers poked at the rhinoceros, while he slowly gathered his fierce ire; they despaired of the promised battle, worthy of Mars himself, but at last his previously-known ferocity returned. See, with his twin horns, how he tosses the heavy bear into the sky as a bull throws a straw dummy!

Martial, De Spectaculis Liber, xxii.



omnis habet sua dona dies: nec linea dives

cessat et in populum multa rapina cadit;

nunc veniunt subitis lasciva nomismata nimbis,

nunc dat spectatas tessera larga feras.

Every day brings its own gifts: the line of riches doesn't cease but falls upon the grasping populace; now suddenly fun and frivolous coins rain down, now the grand token offers spectacular beasts.

Martial, VIII.lxxvii.7-10

And according to T.V. Buttrey ("Domitian, the Rhinoceros, and the Date of Martial's Liber De Spectaculis," The Journal of Roman Studies, 2007) fun and frivolity might have been the purpose of the coin. Of course I'm talking about Domitian's rhinoceros quadrans, in four varieties, RIC 248-251. Prof Buttrey points out that the Latin "lasciva nomismata," which previous editors have taken to refer to the obscene spintriae minted under the Julio-Claudians (for use in the bordellos where the emperor's numismatic portrait shouldn't appear), actually just means "playful coins," or, as I have translated the second passage from Martial, "fun and frivolous coins."

Were these rhinoceros coins the same ones that Domitian showered upon Martial's grasping populace during the gladiatorial games? Yes, without a doubt. Prof Buttrey thought so, and so do I.

Furthermore I believe, contrary to RIC, that these coins were in continuous use throughout the reign (from Domitian's adoption of the title "Germanicus," GERM, in 83 until the end). The quantity of surviving coins compared with other varieties of the same denomination support this theory. In my opinion, the reason that they aren't dated is because a date would constitute an expiration date and thus restrict their future use.

However, it seems to me that we ought to be able to place them into a consecutive order even without a date. The rhinoceros quadrantes contain two overlapping variables to consider when determining their chronology, whether the rhinoceros is facing left or right and whether the reverse inscription starts at the top or at the bottom. Clearly, since they do overlap, the two variables can't both be relevant to the question of dating.
Gary W2
DOMITIAN_AR_silver_d.jpg
Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 4 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P P TR P XI - Laureate head right
IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P - Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side.
Mint: Rome (92AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.90g / 19mm / 360
References:
RSC 272
RIC 732
Provenances:
Incitatus Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Incitatus Coins Vcoins $0.00 11/17
Gary W2
00052.jpg
Domitian (RIC 270, Coin #52)19 viewsRIC 270 (C), AE AS, Rome, 85 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI Laureate head right wearing aegis.
Rev: MONETA AVGVST S C Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopiae. S C across fields.
Size: 27.7mm 10.98gm
MaynardGee
00390.jpg
Domitian (RIC 302b, Coin# 390)16 viewsRIC 302b (C), Copper AS, Rome, 85 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER P P Laureate bust right with aegis.
Rev: S C Victory flying left holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
Size: 27.2mm 7.82gm
MaynardGee
00043.jpg
Domitian (RIC 305a, Coin #43), 28 viewsRIC 305a var. (obv. text POT) (C), AE AS, Rome, 85 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P Laureate bust right, wearing aegis.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI Virtus standing right, holding spear and parazonium, foot on globe. S C across fields.
Size: 27.6mm 9.90gm
1 commentsMaynardGee
00221.jpg
Domitian (RIC 356b, Coin #221)14 viewsRIC 356b (C), AE AS, Rome, 85 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P Laureate bust right.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI Virtus advancing, holding spear and parazoniu. S C across fields.
Size: 28.1mm 10.24gm
MaynardGee
00029.jpg
Domitian (RIC 408, Coin #29)12 viewsRIC 408, Copper AS, Rome, 92 - 94 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P Laurate head right.
Rev: MONETA AVGVSTI S C Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
Size: 27.4mm 10.72gm
MaynardGee
00666.jpg
Domitian (RIC II 820, Coin #666)23 viewsRIC II 820 (R2), AR Denarius, Rome, 14 - 18 Sept 96 AD.
OBV: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Laureate head right.
REV: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva standing left, helmeted and draped, inverted spear vertical before her in right, left hand on hip.
SIZE: 19.1mm 3.06g
1 commentsMaynardGee
RIC_Domitian_RIC_II_(Titus)_170c.JPG
Domitian (Titus Flavius Domitianus) (Caesar, 69-81 A.D.; Augustus, 81-96 A.D.)35 viewsRIC II (Titus) 170c

AE As (25 mm), Rome mint, struck 80-81 A.D., under Titus.

Obv: CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, laureate head right.

Rev: Minerva advancing right, brandishing javelin and holding shield, S-C surrounding.

RIC rarity C

From an uncleaned coin lot.
Stkp
Domitianavs_x-2b.jpg
Domitian * Minerva with Owl, 81-96 AD. AR Denarius585 views
Domitianvs * Minerva with Owl, 88 AD. Silver Denarius
" ~ My service to the state is listed here ~ "

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI * Domitian, Laureate head right facing.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P – Minerva helmeted & armed right-facing, surmounting Rostrum, holding thunderbolt (or javelin) in right hand, arm raised to throwing position, and shield at the ready on left arm, her owl, facing, at her feet to the right.

Exergue: Occupied by capital-piece of rostrum column.

Mint: Rome
Struck: January-August 88 AD.

Size: 22 mm.
Weight: 2.96 grams
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful bright, clear luster with tri-colored cabinet toning (rainbow effect) on the reverse.

Refs:*
RSC 236
RIC II, 108a
BMC 103(v)
Cohen 218(v)
Sear RCV I (2000), 2730(v), page 495

12 commentsTiathena
Dominian_110.jpg
Domitian - AE as28 viewsRome
82 AD
laureate head right
IMP CAES DIVI VES P F DOMITIAN AVG P M
Minerva with aegis holding spear and shield
TR P COS VIII__DES VIIII P P
S C
RIC 110 (RIC [1962] 242a), Cohen 587, BMC 281
10,44g 28,5-25 mm
Johny SYSEL
Domitian_as_Aequitas.jpg
Domitian - AE as8 views(struck by Vespasian)
Rome
73 AD
laureate head left
CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and scepter
AEQVITAS__AVGVST
S C
BMC 157, 681; RIC 666
7,19g
Johny SYSEL
Domitian_as_Fortuna.jpg
Domitian - AE as5 viewsRome
88-89 AD
laureate head right
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
FORTVNAE__AVGVSTI
S C
RIC 648, (RIC [1962] 371), Cohen 128, BMC 416
10,74g
Johny SYSEL
Domitian_quadrans_rhino.jpg
Domitian - AE quadrans7 viewsRome
84-85 AD
rhinoceros left
S C
IMP DOMIT AVG GERM
SRCV I 2835; RIC II-1 250; BMC 498
ex Aureo & Calicó
Johny SYSEL
Domitian_507.jpg
Domitian - AR denarius46 viewsRome
1 Jan - 13 Sep 87 AD
laureate head right
IMP•CAES•DOMIT•AVG__GERM•P•M•TR•P•VI
Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column,
holding spear and shield, owl at foot right
IMP•XIIII•COS•XIII•CENS•P•P•P
RIC 507 (C), BMC 103, RSC 218
3,18g 19-18 mm
Johny SYSEL
Domitian_COS_V.jpg
Domitian - AR denarius4 viewsstruck by Vespasian
Rome
78 AD
laureate head right
CAESAR AVG F__DOMITIANVS
She-wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus
COS V
ship in exergue
RIC II, part 1,Vespasian 241; RSC II 51; BMCRE II Vespasian 240
3,57g
Johny SYSEL
Domitian_denar_Princeps_Iuventutis.jpg
Domitian - AR denarius5 views(struck by Titus)
Rome
79 AD
laureate head right
CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
clapsing hands, standard on prow behind
PRINCEPS__IVVENTVTIS
RIC II, part 1, Titus 96; RSC II 395; BMCRE II 85; SRCV I 2673
2,72g
Johny SYSEL
s-l400_(52).jpg
Domitian - AR Denarius - Anonna seated. Obv.10 viewsDomitian
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint.

obv: " CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANUS COS VII " - Laureate bust right.

rev: " PONTIF MAX TR P COS PP " - Anonna seated left, holding cornucopia in arm, and holding ears of grain above modius.

3.2 grams
rexesq
s-l400_(51)~0.jpg
Domitian - AR Denarius - Anonna seated. Rev.7 viewsDomitian
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint.

obv: " CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANUS COS VII " - Laureate bust right.

rev: " PONTIF MAX TR P COS PP " - Anonna seated left, holding cornucopia in arm, and holding ears of grain above modius.

3.2 grams
rexesq
Domitien As.jpg
Domitian - As42 viewsIMP. CAES. DOMIT. AVG. GERM. P.M. TR.P. VIII CENS. PER. P.P., laureate bust right.
COS. XIIII LUD. SAEC. FEC / SC : Domitian wearing toga making a libation on an altar in front of a temple, facing a flute and a lyre player.
Ginolerhino
Domitian_RIC305.jpg
Domitian - As - RIC 30526 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI - Bust of Domitian, laureate, right with aegis
Rev: SALVTI AVGVSTI S C - Rectangular altar with three steps, door with four panels, horns at ends
Size: 25-27 mm
Weight: 9,13 g
Mint: Rome
Date: 92-94 AD
Ref: RIC II 305, Cohen 417, BMC 316
2 commentsvs1969
s-l400_(51).jpg
Domitian - AS As, Rome Mint - VIRTUTI AUGUSTI - 10.92 Grams49 viewsAncient Rome.
Emperor Domitian(81 - 96 AD), AE As.
Latin titles;
obv: Laureate crowned bust of Emperor Domitian facing right.
rev:" VIRTUTI AUGUSTI " - Virtus standing right in military dress, holding vertical spear in one hand, parazonium in other arm. One knee slightly raised.
" SC " in fields, to either side of Virtus.

Weight 10.92 Grams
4 commentsrexesq
Domitian_RIC620.jpg
Domitian - Dupondius - RIC 62018 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII CENS PER P P - Radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC S C - Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; to left victimarius slaying bull, whose head is held by kneeling figure; flute player and lyre player standing right; in background six-column temple, wreath in pediment.
Mint: Rome
Date: 88 AD
Ref: RIC II 620
Rarity: R2 (RIC II)
vs1969
Domitian.jpg
Domitian - Minerva90 viewsDenarius, 3.38 g, 20 mm, 6 h, 88 AD

Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

Reverse: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right, javelin in right hand, holding shield with left hand

Rome mint

RIC II 107v
4 commentsdrjbca
Domitian_-_Moneta.jpg
Domitian - Moneta16 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev: MONETA AVGVSTI, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia
Size: 27mm, 10.1gm
Mint: Rome
Id: RIC 383, Sear5 2807
ickster
367_Domitian_Philippopolis.jpg
Domitian - Philippopolis5 views88-89 AD
radiate head right
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P
Ares standung left holding spear and shield
ΦIΛIΠΠO_ΠOΛEITΩN
RPC II 353; Varbanov III 618
6,40g
Johny SYSEL
Domitien quadrans.jpg
Domitian - Quadrans27 viewsIMP. DOMIT. AVG. GERM. COS. XI ? Bust of Ceres right.
No legend : basket full of corn-ears dividing S C.
Ginolerhino
rhino_domitien.jpg
Domitian - quadrans21 viewsThis African rhinoceros was the third rhino which had been brought alive to Rome (the first one was an Indian rhino seized by Octavius in Cleopatra's Alexandrian zoo, the second one was seen in Rome later during Augustus' principate. Pliny's mention of a rhino in the games given by Pompey is probably a mistake).
Domitian's rhino could have been the first African rhino in Rome. He has been opposed in the Colosseum to a bear and perhaps also a bull. The fight has been narrated by Martial.
Ginolerhino
Domitian.jpg
Domitian - RIC 96 (Titus)68 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, AR Denarius. 80 AD. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right / PRINCEPTS IVVENTVTIS, clasped hands holding a legionary eagle on prow. RSC 395, RIC 96, BMC 85, RCV 26732 commentsBud Stewart
domitien_sesterce.jpg
Domitian - sestertius20 viewsGinolerhino
215- Domitian - Tomis.JPG
Domitian - Tomis60 viewsAE 20, Thrace, Tomis.
Obverse: ΔOMITIANOC KAICA ΓEPM , Laureate head right.
Reverse: TOMITWN, Nike standing on globe left, holding wreath and palm.
Moushmov 1805.
20mm , 4.3 gm

Jerome Holderman
Domitian_RIC_787.jpg
Domitian - [RIC II 787, BMCRE II 230, BN 206]80 viewsSilver denarius, 3.231g, 18.7mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, 14 Sep 95 - 13 Sep 96 A.D.

Obv. - IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV, laureate head right

Rev. - IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right, shield in left, brandishing javelin with right

Excellent centering, full legends, and pleasant feel
___________

Purshased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
2 commentsrenegade3220
Domitian_RIC_75.jpg
Domitian - [RIC II part 1 75 (R2), RSC II 568d, BMCRE II 22 note, BnF III 20]68 viewsSilver denarius, aVF, 3.325g, 17.3mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, 81 A.D.

Obv. - IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate head left

Rev. - TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod lebes, ornamented with fillets, lion paw feet, and loop handles above the bowl, surmounted by a cover (Pythia's seat?) ornamented with a dolphin

A nice, toned example of a very rare head left variant.
___________

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo

Sold 25Apr2015 to Lucas Harsh Collection
3 commentsrenegade3220
Domitian_RIC_763.jpg
Domitian - [RIC II part 1 763 (C3), RSC II 283, BMCRE II 218, BnF III 193, Hunter I 88]75 viewsSilver denarius, choice VF, 3.289g, 18.3mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, 14 Sep 93 - 13 Sep 94 A.D.

Obv. - IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII, laureate head right

Rev. - IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, helmeted and draped, thunderbolt in right, spear vertical behind in left, grounded shield at feet behind

Superb portrait, excellent centering, and rainbow toned reverse.
___________

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
1 commentsrenegade3220
Domitian_RIC_266_(Titus).jpg
Domitian - [RIC II part 1 Titus 266, RSC II 397a; BMCRE II Titus 92; BnF III 76; SRCV I 2676]88 viewsSilver denarius, choice VF, 3.456g, 17.9mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, as caesar 80 - 81 A.D.

Obv. - CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right

Rev. - PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, flaming and garlanded altar

Excellent Titus-like portrait, slight golden tone around legend on obverse, and perfect centering.
___________

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
2 commentsrenegade3220
Domitian_RIC_921_(Vespasian).jpg
Domitian - [RIC II part 1 Vespasian 921 (C2), RSC II 47, BMCRE II 193, BnF III 169, SRCV I 2637]69 viewsSilver denarius, choice gF, 3.350g, 19.3mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, as caesar early 76 - early 77 A.D.

Obv. - CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right

Rev. - COS IIII, Pegasus standing right, archaic curved wing, only near wing showing, raising left foreleg

Nice portrait, toned, and perfect centering.
___________

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
2 commentsrenegade3220
Domitian_denarius.JPG
Domitian / Minerva 28 views89 AD
AR Denarius (18mm, 3.07g)
O: Laureate head right; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR [P VIII].
R: Minerva standing right, wielding javelin and holding shield; IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P.
RSC 252 / RIC 137 / van Meter 39-3
ex Tom Cederlind

"There was a raven, strange to tell,
Perched upon Jove's own gable, whence
He tried to tell us 'All is well' -
But he had to use the future tense."
~ Suetonius (The Twelve Caesars)

1 commentsEnodia
Domitian Obverse and Reverse from Germany.jpg
Domitian 69-96 A.D.27 viewsThis was my first coin and is also my oldest . I bought it in Trier last year when on vacation in Germany adn it was already attributed. Obverse bust of Domitian wearing a laureate and facing right.The obverse inscription readsIMP CAES DOMITAVGGERMTRPXI The reverse is of Aequitas standing left and holding a scepter and scale with an S on the left of the reverse field and a C on the right of the reverse field. The reverse inscrption reads AEQVITASAVG.cwonsidler
dom1.jpg
Domitian 8034 viewsOb. CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right
Rev. PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Minerva advancing right, wielding javelin and holding shield at the ready

Ref. RSC 381a, BMC 86

-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
domitian[1].jpg
Domitian 81 - 96 C.E.13 viewsAE Dupondius
Obverse - IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII. Laureate head facing right.
Reverse - FORTVNAE AVGVSTI. Fortuna standing, holding cornucopia and rudder
RIC 405 Rome mint. 27mm diam.
NORMAN K
Domitian1.JPG
Domitian 81-96 A.D.29 viewsAS, 28mm, Rome mint

Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Reverse: FORTVNAE AVGVSTI SC, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia
Dk0311USMC
Domitian.jpg
Domitian 81-96 A.D.14 viewsSYRIA, Antioch. Domitian, 81-96 AD. Æ19.5~20.4mm. 6.71g. Obv: DOMITIANVS CAESAR, laureate head left. Rev: Large SC in laurel wreath. RPC 2017. McAlee 403e. BMC 252.
Domitian: Caesar under Vespasian 69-79 AD; Caesar under Titus 79-81 AD; Augustus 81-96 AD.
ddwau
P1010252.JPG
Domitian 81-96 A.D. Caesarea Maritima mint91 viewsObv:bust r,laur undraped
IMPDOMITIANUS CAESAR DIVIPAVG
Rev:Tycy to l,foot on prow holding in r. a human bust
COLIFLA AVG CAES
Ros-18.
1 commentsMaritima
capt AE 28.BMP
Domitian 81-96 AD60 viewsDomitian LARGE Judaea Capta Hendin-748

Domitian, 81-96 AD, AE 27 mm,
Struck at the mint of Caesarea Maritima as part of the Flavian Judaea Capta series. Laureate bust Domitian to right/Minerva in prow to left, small owl at feet right, behind her is a field trophy of arms. Hendin-748.
Maritima
Domitian_88AD.JPG
Domitian 81-96 AD10 viewsSilver Denarius, Rome 88 AD

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Legend with Laureate Bust Right.

Rev: IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva Advancing Right, Holding Spear and Shield. Extremely Fine & Rare.

RIC 591, (3.58 g, 19.0 mm)
4 commentsVacolony
domitian_dupondius_thrace.jpg
Domitian AD 81-96 Orichalcum Dupondius16 viewsDomitian AD 81-96 Orichalcum Dupondius struck AD 82
IMP D CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII , Radiate head right
ROMA ,Roma seated left on cuirass with wreath and parazonium

Eastern Mint (Thrace)
50

Purchased from Emerald-Imports 08.23.2018

RIC 0839 BMCRE 0518 RPC 0532
Britanikus
Domitian.jpg
Domitian AD81-AD9618 viewsDie axis 135 degrees
Aequitas on reverse
Paul D3
Domitian6.jpg
DOMITIAN AE 23, RPC 336, Macedonian shield47 viewsOBV: AVT KAISAR DOMITAINOS SEB, laureate head right
REV: KIONON MAKEDONWN, Macedonian shield


Minted at Koinon of Macedonia
1 commentsLegatus
Domitian_1.jpg
Domitian AE As23 viewsDomitian AE As
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS X, bust, laureate, right, with aegis
Rev: SALVTI AVGVST S C, altar

RIC 250a, C 414
Tanit
domitian_lvdi.jpg
Domitian AE As18 viewsDomitian AE As. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P. Laureate head right. / COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C. Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; to left flute player and lyre player standing right; hexastyle templefront in background. 27mm, 8.57g. RIC 623Holding_History
Domitian1.jpg
Domitian Ae As 27mm. 11.7gm. RIC 70715 viewsDomitian AE As. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P, laureate head right / FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S-C, Fortuna standing left holding rudder & cornucopiae.Britanikus
Domitian_2_opt.jpg
DOMITIAN AE As RIC 384, Moneta26 viewsOBV: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, laureate head right, aegis at tip of bust
REV: MONETA AVGVSTI, S-C, Moneta standing left, holding scales & cornucopiae
11.7g, 27mm

Minted at Rome, 85 AD
Legatus
domitian-moneta-merged.jpg
Domitian AE As, 81-96 AD14 viewsRoman Imperial, Domitian AE As, (81-96 AD), 8.8g, 27mm

Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P, Laureate head right.

Reverse: MONETA AVGVSTI, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.

Reference: RIC 756, Cohen 333.

Ex: David Murrey
Gil-galad
Dom_1_opt.jpg
DOMITIAN AE As, RIC 487, Fortuna17 viewsOBV: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, laureate bust right, wearing aegis
REV: FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S-C, Fortuna standing left with rudder & cornucopiae
8.4g, 28mm

Minted at Rome, 92-4 AD
1 commentsLegatus
Domitian7_opt.jpg
DOMITIAN AE As, RIC 756, Moneta37 viewsOBV: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P, laureate head right
REV: MONETA AVGVSTI, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia
10g, 26mm

Minted at Rome, 92-4 AD
Legatus
domitian-games-as.jpg
Domitian AE As, Temple15 viewsDomitian AE As. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, Laureate bust right / COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing over round altar with patera in right hand; River god Tiber reclining right, lyre and flute players standing right. Temple showing 9 columns in the background. RIC 627Holding_History
domitian-fortuna-reshoot.jpg
Domitian AE As. 81 - 96 AD14 viewsRoman Imperial, Domitian AE As, (81 - 96 AD), 8.5g, 28mm

Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, laureate bust right, wearing aegis.

Reverse: FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S-C, Fortuna standing left with rudder & cornucopiae.

Reference: RIC 487, Cohen 122

Ex: Bing
Gil-galad
domitian_as.png
Domitian AE As. 85 AD. RIC 3038 viewsDomitian AE As. 85 AD. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate head right, wearing aegis / MONETA AVGVST S-C, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Cohen 325 corr. RIC 303
10.63gm. - 28mm.
Britanikus
Domitian_9.jpg
DOMITIAN AE Dupondius13 viewsOBVERSE: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, radiate head right
REVERSE: S-C, Mars advancing left, holding Victory & trophy
Struck at Rome, 86 AD
11.6g, 27mm
RIC 482
Legatus
games-sest-I.jpg
Domitian AE Sestertius, Platform12 viewsDomitian AE Sestertius. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PERP, Laureate bust right / COS XIIII LVD SAEC A POP, FRVG A C on front of platform, SC in exergue. Domitian seated right on stool set on low platform; citizens standing left, offering "fruges" (literally, fruits: sacrificial libations) which they pour onto the ground; temple in background. 25.80g, 35mm. RIC II 375, BMCRE 419, Cohen 82. Very rare.Holding_History
games-sest-II.jpg
Domitian AE Sestertius, Procession15 viewsDomitian AE Sestertius. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, Laureate bust right / Domitian standing right; companion standing behind, three children leading procession, each carrying a branch. 24.00g, 34mm. RIC 615. Extremely Rare.Holding_History
domitiansestertius.png
Domitian AE Sestertius. 86 AD.27 viewsDomitian AE Sestertius. 86 AD. 24.28 gr, 36 mm.

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, laureate head right with aegis.
Rev: IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and sceptre.
1 commentsBritanikus
Hendin751.jpg
Domitian AE-20 from Caesarea Maritima20 viewsPaul F
Hendin1458.jpg
Domitian AE-27 from Caesarea Maritima31 viewsPurchased from Gemini IX Auction, Jan. 2012Paul F
Domitian_AE23_Macedonia.jpg
Domitian AE23 Macedonia 46 viewsObv.
AVT KAISAR DOMITAINOS SEB
Laureate head right

Rev.
KOINON MAKEDONWN
Macedonian Shield
3 commentsancientdave
9sKZccY62Db3Laf8gC4g5oFCZA7d3k_(550x270).jpg
Domitian Alexandrian6 viewsDomitian Alexandrian Drachm Triumphal arch
Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm. Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2).
Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm (35mm, 21.53 g, 11 h). Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. [AVT KAIC ΘЄ OVIOC ΔOMIT CЄB ΓЄPM], laureate head of Domitian right / Frontal elevation of triumphal arch; L - IE ( yr. 15 = A.D. 95/6 ). Emmett 257.15. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2).
Ancient Aussie
Domitian_Titus_Olba.jpg
Domitian and Titus - Olba10 views69-81 AD
head of Domitian left
ΔOMITIANOY·KAIΣAPOΣ
head of Titus right
AYTOKPATOPOΣ·TITOY·OYEΣΠAΣIAN_OY·
RPC 1720
14,2g
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
domitian.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius88 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
Mint of Rome, 92-93 A.D.
RIC 173, BMC 192, RSC 279, Cohen 279
Ob: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XII, head laureate right
Rv: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P Minerva standing left holding thunderbolt and spear with shield at feet
1 commentsScotvs Capitis
shinynew_jg_001.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius58 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
18.1 mm, 180º, 93/4 AD.
Laureate head right / Minerva standing right, wielding javelin and holding shield. Owl to right.
Obverse legend: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII
Reverse legend: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P
1 commentsTkonnova
domitian_02.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius24 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P - Minerva standing right, holding shield and brandishing javelin.
Date: 95-6 AD
Mint: Rome
Ref: RIC 190, Cohen 292
oa
roman7.jpg
Domitian Ar Denarius43 views88 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII - Laureate head right.
Rev.: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P - Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, shield at feet.
RIC 109.
2 commentsMinos
Clipboard.gif
Domitian AR Denarius20 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII

laureate head right

IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P

Minerva standing right, wielding javelin and holding shield.

RIC 761
Will Hooton
dominitian_minerva_1.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius 'Minerva'35 viewsBust; Right facing bust Laurete.
Obv. Legend; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P X
Reverse legend; IMP XXI COS XV CENS P PP
Type; Minerva advancing right, aiming spear and holding shield.
Mint; Rome, 90 – 91 AD. 3.1 grams
2 commentsBanjaxed
DomitianTRPIIII.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius AD 85131 viewsDomitian. AD 81-96. AR Denarius, 20mm, 3.50g. Rome mint. Struck AD 85
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII; Laureate bust Domitian right with aegis
R: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P; Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; aegis draped over back with snakes around; owl to right.
- RIC 334

Minerva was clearly the favorite goddess and patroness of Domitian, evidenced here by his wearing of her aegis.
In the Thebaid Minerva is represented as a terrifying battle goddess, entrusted with Jupiter's horrible aegis, that terrifies the Thebans. The popular perception of Domitian as cruel and capricious was entirely consistent with the wanton destructiveness of Minerva in the epic.

What scene is portrayed on the center of the capital?
From Dressel, Berlin Medallions (published 1973), p. 14, note 1: 'Cohen 237 note says, "a standing figure and a seated figure". Gnecchi, Medaglioni I, p. 43, 4 says "two small figures, the one on the left seated and the second one kneeling before the seated figure". As can be seen on many of the more carefully engraved specimens [Dressel continues], the first figure is shown seated right, while the second figure kneels before the first figure, with arms raised in entreaty.'
6 commentsNemonater
Clipboard~12.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius. clasped hands before legionary eagle FOUREE33 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. FOUREE

Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI Laureate head right
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, clasped hands before
legionary eagle, set on prow.
RIC 1081 (RIC [1962] 246) (Vespasian), RSC 393, BMC 269.
I have not been able to locate the exact type of this coin. This is the nearest so far, but the obverse writing does not match, being -CAESVE- that I can make out.
The coin has been stablised since the photo was taken.
Weight - 3.0g
Diameter - 17.7mm approx.
1 commentslorry66
domitian-quinarius.jpg
Domitian AR Quinarius, Herald12 viewsDomitian AR Quinarius. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate bust right / COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, Salian priest/herald with feathered cap advancing left holding wand and shield decorated with helmeted bust of Minerva. RIC II 118/599, RSC 78. Ex. K.E.Day CollectionHolding_History
BrettDomitianAs.jpg
Domitian As94 viewsLaureate head right, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P / Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, MONETA AVGVSTI S-C. Rome mint, AD 92. RIC II 408 (pg. 205).
socalcoins
Domitian D 4.jpg
Domitian As59 viewsDomitian Æ As. Struck 87 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PERP P, laureate bust right wearing aegis / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C, Virtus standing right, left foot on a helmet, with spear & parazonium.

RIC 356a , Cohen 650.

Tanit
Domitian D 3.jpg
Domitian As43 viewsDomitian AE As. Lyons mint, 77-78 AD. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS V, laureate head right with globe at point of bust / S-C, Spes advancing left holding flower & hem of skirt.

RIC 791a (Vespasian), Cohen 454cf, BMC 873
Tanit
Domitian 2 D.jpg
Domitian As36 viewsDomitian Æ As. 85 AD. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate head right, wearing aegis / MONETA AVGVST S-C, Moneta standing left, holding scales & cornucopiae.

RIC 270 , Cohen 325 corr.
Tanit
Domitian 8 D.jpg
Domitian As35 viewsDomitian Æ As. Struck 87 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, laureate bust right, with aegis / FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S-C, Fortuna standing left with rudder & cornucopiae

RIC 353a
Tanit
Domitian 7 D.jpg
Domitian As38 viewsDomitian Æ As. 85 AD. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate head right, wearing aegis / MONETA AVGVST S-C, Moneta standing left, holding scales & cornucopiae.

RIC 270 , Cohen 325 corr.
Tanit
Domit_As_3.jpg
Domitian As50 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, AE As. 80-81 AD. CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, laureate head right / S-C, Minerva standing left, holding spear & thunderbolt.

RIC 169b[titus]
1 commentsTanit
Domitian.jpg
Domitian As29 viewsAE As
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM CS XII CENS PER PP ; laur. hd. r.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C ; Virtus stg. r.

RIC 356b
Tanit
Domit_As_2.jpg
Domitian As21 viewsDomitian Æ As. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P, laureate head right / MONETA AVGVSTI, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.

RIC 408 , Cohen 333.
Tanit
domitian12.png
Domitian as Caesar25 viewsDomitian. As Caesar, AD 69-81. AR Denarius (18 mm, 2.8 gm.) Rome mint. Struck under Vespasian, AD 79.
Laureate head right / PRINCEPS IVVENTTVTIS, clasped hands before legionary eagle.
RIC II 1081 (Vespasian).
1 commentsAjax
DomPeg_RIC_922.jpg
Domitian as Caesar / Pegasus83 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 76-77 AD
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right
Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus pawing ground right
- RIC V922 (R2). BMC - . RSC -

A rare obverse legend variant with CAES rather than Caesar, struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian.
6 commentsNemonater
domitian_01.jpg
Domitian as Caesar AR Denarius71 viewsObv: DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F - Laureate head of bearded Domitian right.
Rev: COS IIII - Pegasus standing right, the wings upright and one leg lifted.
Mint: Rome
Year: 76 AD
Ref: RIC 238 (Vespasian)
Notes: Scarce
oa
s-l400-30~0.jpg
Domitian as Caesar AR Denarius Rome Mint Under Titus 80-81 AD27 viewsDomitian as Caesar AR Denarius Rome Mint Under Titus
80-81 AD
Obverse: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII Laureate head of Domitian right

Reverse: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS Altar garlanded and lighted, horns left and right RIC 266

Size: 18mm, 3.29g

Ex Romae Aeternae Numismatics 09.09.2018
1 commentsBritanikus
Domitian1.jpg
Domitian as Caesar Denarius44 viewsCAESAR DIVI F. DOMITIANVS COS. VII, Laureate head right. Reverse. PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Minerva advancing right, holding spear and shield.2 commentsPhiloromaos
domit2323.jpg
Domitian as Caesar Denarius RIC 9615 viewsAR Denarius , 17.93mm, 3.42g. Rome mint, Struck 80 AD under Titus the reverse shows clasped hands over an aquila set on a prow, representing "Concordia Militum" - "Harmony of the troops" RIC 96 (C). BMC 85. RSC 395.

Britanikus
CA-JB518LG.jpg
Domitian as Caesar RIC 9689 viewsAR Denarius, 3.39g
Rome mint, 80 AD (Titus)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Hands clasped over aquila on prow
RIC 96 (C). BMC 85. RSC 395. BNC 71.
Acquired from Imperial Coins, August 2011.

Struck in 80 AD under Titus, the reverse shows clasped hands over an aquila set on a prow, apparently representing "Concordia Militum" - "Harmony of the troops" (BMC II, xlii-xliii). An odd choice to be sure for anyone other than the emperor to issue. According to Suetonius - "After the death of his father, he (Domitian) hesitated for a long time whether he should offer the soldiery a double bounty and he never had any hesitation in stating that he had been left as a partner in the imperial position but that fraud had been applied to the will." (Suet., Dom., 2)

There is a COS VI of this reverse type assigned under Vespasian in both RIC and BMCRE but certainly post dates Vespasian's death.
1 commentsDavid Atherton
T97.jpg
Domitian as Caesar RIC 9779 viewsAR Denarius, 2.74g
Rome mint, 80 AD (Titus)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Salus, stg. r., resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
RIC 97 (C). BMC 84. RSC 386. BNC -.
Ex Lanz, eBay, 28 March 2016.

The Salus feeding snake type was struck for Domitian Caesar under both Vespasian as COS VI and Titus as COS VII. AVG F in the obverse legend indicates this denarius was coined before Vespasian's deification, after which DIVI F was used. This Salus type was unique to Domitan Caesar and was discontinued in the following DIVI F issue when a whole new slate of reverse designs were employed.

Not as commonly found as the COS VI version.


6 commentsDavid Atherton
IMG_0344.JPG
Domitian as Caesar RIC 99101 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 80 AD (Titus)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Vesta, std. l., with palladium and sceptre
RIC 99 (R). BMC 83. RSC 380a. BNC 70.
Acquired from Artifact Man, February 2016.

The Vesta type was struck for Domitian Caesar with him as COS VI in 79 under Vespasian and COS VII in 80 under Titus. This denarius bears the COS VII dating and is much rarer than the common COS VI. Perhaps the window of time these rare COS VII Vesta denarii were struck was quite small because a whole new set of reverse designs were soon employed for him later in the year after Vespasian's deification (the DIVI F issue).

A fine denarius with dark toning.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
RIC_680.jpg
Domitian as Caesar RIC II V068044 viewsDomitian under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 73 A.D. (2.96 grams, 19.27 mm. 0 degree). Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head right. Rev: Domitian riding horse left, right hand raised, sceptre in left with human head on it. RIC II V680. BMC 129.

This type probably refers to triumphal parade held for the victory Vespasian and Titus earned in Judaea. Suetonius and Josephus reveal that while Vespasian and Titus rode in separate chariots, Domitian, "magnificently adorned," rode alongside Titus' chariot on a splendid white horse.
3 commentsLucas H