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Mr. & Mrs. Domitian


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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 😅


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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)
Prieur 145; RPC II 1978; Wruck 108


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.

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Great effort and beautiful coins!

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


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.


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Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian:



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.



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

Beware, Julia Titi is teasing around


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


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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!

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