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Roman Empire. Domitian (AD 81-96). AR Denarius, Rome AD 88-89

Roman Empire. Domitian (AD 81-96) AR denarius, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII (Imperator Caesar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate)

Bust of Domitian to the right.
Titus Flavius ​​Domitian (AD 81-96) was the last emperor of the Flavian dynasty.
Vitellius took him hostage due to the tensions produced by the succession to the throne, since he was aware of the military force that Vespasian, Domitian´s father, held. He was about to be killed, but Domitian managed to escape dressed as a priest.

Rev. IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P

Minerva standing in an attacking position to the right on a rostrum column, holding a shield and spear, with an owl at her feet.
Minerva Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare. Warrior deity and protector of the arts.

Ref: RIC 668; C. 253

Culture/region Roman Empire
Ruler/era Domitian (AD 81-96)
Metal AR
Denomination Denarius
Year/Period and Variation Rome AD 88-89
Condition Ungraded
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