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Domitian (AD 81-96) Outstanding Denarius. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

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Domitian (AD 81-96) Outstanding Denarius. Ancient Roman Silver Coin
Domitian (AD 81-96) Outstanding Denarius. Ancient Roman Silver Coin
Domitian (AD 81-96) Outstanding Denarius. Ancient Roman Silver Coin
Domitian (AD 81-96) Outstanding Denarius. Ancient Roman Silver Coin

Domitian (AD 81-96) Outstanding Denarius. Ancient Roman Silver Coin
Domitian (AD 81-96) AR Denarius (3.13g, 20mm, 6h) Rome, AD 86. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, laureate head right. / Rev: IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, about to hurl spear in right hand, carrying shield on left arm; owl at feet to right. RIC 427; BMCRE 89 note; RSC 196. This coin is guaranteed for life to be a genuine ancient coin. Here at Ancient Auctions we have pledged to uphold the highest ethical standards. Domitian (24 October 51 – 18 September 96) was Roman emperor from 81 to 96. He was the younger brother of Titus and son of Vespasian, his two predecessors on the throne, and the last member of the Flavian dynasty. During his reign, his authoritarian rule put him at sharp odds with the senate, whose powers he drastically curtailed. Domitian had a minor and largely ceremonial role during the reigns of his father and brother. After the death of his brother, Domitian was declared emperor by the Praetorian Guard. His 15-year reign was the longest since that of Tiberius. As emperor, Domitian strengthened the economy by revaluing the Roman coinage, expanded the border defenses of the empire, and initiated a massive building program to restore the damaged city of Rome. Significant wars were fought in Britain, where his general Agricola attempted to conquer Caledonia (Scotland), and in Dacia, where Domitian was unable to procure a decisive victory against king Decebalus. Domitian’s government exhibited strong authoritarian characteristics; he saw himself as the new Augustus, an enlightened despot destined to guide the Roman Empire into a new era of brilliance. Religious, military, and cultural propaganda fostered a cult of personality, and by nominating himself perpetual censor, he sought to control public and private morals. As a consequence, Domitian was popular with the people and army, but considered a tyrant by members of the Roman Senate. Domitian’s reign came to an end in 96 when he was assassinated by court officials. He was succeeded the same day by his advisor Nerva. After his death, Domitian’s memory was condemned to oblivion by the Roman Senate, while senatorial authors such as Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, and Suetonius propagated the view of Domitian as a cruel and paranoid tyrant. Modern revisionists instead have characterized Domitian as a ruthless but efficient autocrat whose cultural, economic, and political programs provided the foundation of the peaceful second century. International Buyers – Please Note. The item “Domitian (AD 81-96) Outstanding Denarius. Ancient Roman Silver Coin” is in sale since Friday, February 28, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “ancientauctions” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Date: AD 86
  • Composition: Silver
  • Ruler: Domitian
  • Denomination: Denarius

Domitian (AD 81-96) Outstanding Denarius. Ancient Roman Silver Coin