Roman Empire Domitian AD 81-96 Gold Aureus NGC NGC CHVF Twelve Caesar’s
Roman Empire Domitian AD 81-96 Gold Aureus NGC NGC CHVF Twelve Caesar’s.
This is another very rare reverse type. Never had one of these before.
Domitian (AD 81-96) Gold Aureus 7.28g Issued as Caesar NGC CHVF 5/5 Strike 3/5 Surface
Gold Aureus, mint of Rome, AD 82.
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head of Domitian facing right.
Reverse: TR POT COS VIII P P, altar adorned with a garland.
From the tainted pages of history, Domitian is portrayed as an unsympathetic emperor whose life was framed by the envy he felt toward his older brother, Titus. He was aggressive militarily and led daring campaigns in Germany to win the kind of glory that his father and brother had earned in Judaea. Accounts of his personal life are shocking — including an incestuous relationship with his niece. On September 18, A.D. 96, Domitian was murdered in a palace coup, bringing an end to the period of the "Twelve Caesars."