Jump to content

Mr. & Mrs. Domitian


rasiel

Recommended Posts

In Rome, a tale of marital strife,
Domitian and his weary wife.

From reeking stalls,
To marbled walls
All across the city
Arose snide calls
"Oh what a pity,
He's banging Titi!"

Her shame she long bore
She’d mutter, “Is this love or war?”
With each slight, a new fight
Reminders of his past, night after night

"I've had it with all your flings,
Those countless nights, and secret things!”
In Rome, their saga was quite a sight,
A ruler and his wife, in endless fight.
So in the end, they lived apart,
A comedy of Rome’s own heart.

2,000 years have come to pass
now in my home these two coins
sought peace at long last!

Oh come on, give me at least a C+ for effort 😅

Rasiel

Domitian 2024-01-18 4428x2222.JPG

Domitia 2024-06-06.JPG

  • Like 13
  • Big Smile 1
  • Clap 1
  • Cool 1
  • Gasp 1
  • Heart 1
  • Heart Eyes 4
  • Laugh 3
  • Mind blown 1
  • Popcorn 1
  • Shock 1
  • Smile 1
  • Yes 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

domtet.jpg.448f3e550978552999d5fc8398001261.jpg

Domitian (81 - 96 A.D.)

SYRIA, 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


tiatet.jpg.973cd981fe1d7e1bd8763a7bb21ebbdc.jpg

Domitia (82 - 83 A.D.)

AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm
O:  DOMITIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
R: VENVS AVG, Venus standing right, leaning on cippus, holding helmet and spear. 
Ephesus mint. Struck 82-83 AD.
10.29g
26mm

  • Like 12
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great effort and beautiful coins!

Here's a coin of Domitian and arguably his favorite "woman", i.e. the goddess Minerva:

DomitiandenariusMinerva-owlv.2.jpg.7315e39e07e2e1be4da070b2456e49d2.jpg

DOMITIAN, AD 81-96
AR Denarius (19.29mm, 3.53g, 6h)
Struck AD 88-89. Rome mint
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head of Domitian right
Reverse: IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS PPP, Minerva standing right on top of rostral column, holding spear and shield; owl to lower right
References: RIC II 657 (R)
A rare type, well-struck on good metal with light toning. An excellent portrait of Domitian in fine style.

 

  • Like 9
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian:

 

image.jpeg.ed14623dfe22429c712d084bd24765e3.jpeg
 

DOMITIAN, as Caesar under Vespasian, AR silver denarius. Rome, 73 AD. CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head right. Reverse - Domitian, togate, riding on horse prancing left, holding sceptre in left hand and raising right. Cohen 664, BMC Vespasian 129, RIC Vespasian 608. Very scarce. 19mm, 3.3g.

 


DE556118-A4C8-425C-A4E7-417732DA59FA.jpeg.7753ee63d7fdce15fc0fc23401fddbd5.jpeg

Edited by MrMonkeySwag96
  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Beautiful yellow coins, fortunately I wear my sunglasses at the moment !

Beware, Julia Titi is teasing around

b18eb77775034ce38bed215c32ade5ea.jpg

Julia Titi, Denarius - Rome, c.79-81 CE
IVLIA AVGVSTA T AVG F, Bust of Julia right
VENVS AVG, Venus leaning on a column, holding helmet and sceptre
3.03 gr
Ref : Cohen #12, RCV #2611

Q

  • Like 5
  • Heart Eyes 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You know what struck me about those aurei? Apart from how incredible they are, of course... She has been made to look EXACTLY like him. Well apart from the hair. I suppose that was done on purpose - doing things by accident around guys like that might get you nailed to a cross.

Was that common? For instance, Julia Domna was never made to look like Septimius Severus, much to her relief I should think!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...