Domitian

Nerva 96 – 98 A.D.

Nerva's career as emperor ended less than two years after his accession to the throne. Up to that point he had been a long-time central politician under the various emperors before him, particularly Domitian and Nero. However, he started off as emperor under a precarious relationship with the army which rightly suspected him of being involved in the conspiracy against Domitian. He made things right in their eyes by presenting them with an embarrassingly apologetic speech and appointing Trajan as his successor. Trajan was at the time an admired general engaging the Germanic tribes. He died in 98 following...

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Julia Titi 65 – 91 A.D.

Following a brief marriage to a cousin, Julia Titi had a long-lasting affair with her uncle Domitian. She died well shy of her 30th birthday due to a botched abortion.   AU Aureus (Posthumous) RIC 219 (Domitian), C 19 Aureus Obv: DIVAIVLIAAVGVSTA - Diademed, draped bust right. Rev: No legend - Julia Titi riding elephant biga right, holding patera and scepter. $13,580 12/5/02. AR Tetradrachm RIC 231 (Domitian), BMC 258 (Domitian), C 15 Cistophoric Tetradrachm Obv: IVLIAAVGVSTADIVITITIF - Draped bust right. Rev: No legend Exe: VESTA - Vesta seated left, holding palladium...

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Domitilla ? A.D.

Wife of Vespasian (and mother of Titus and Domitian).   AR Denarius (Posthumous) RIC 71 (Titus), BMC 137 (Titus), BN 102 (Titus), C 3 Denarius Obv: DIVADOMITILLAAVGVSTA - Draped bust right, hair in long plait down back of neck, with necklace. Rev: FORTVNAAVGVST - Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia in left. c.80-81 (Rome). AE Sestertius (Posthumous) RIC 153 (Titus), BMC 226 (Titus), C 1 Sestertius Obv: MEMORIAE DOMI/TILLAE - Carpentum right drawn by two mules. Rev: IMPTCAESDIVIVESPFAVGPMTRPPPCOSVIII - Legend around S C. c.80-81 (Rome). $315 9/19/01.

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Domitian 81 – 96 A.D.

Domitian was one of Vespasian's sons and brother of Titus. Upon the death of Titus, Domitian was given the title of Augustus and thus became the emperor. Domitian campaigned extensively in Britain and present-day Germany, ultimately being successful in both areas. He was also intensely concerned with the soundness of the economy and frequently revised tax laws to maximize the treasury's income and kept tax collectors busy round-the-clock. However, he did use these monies to rebuild Rome which had been through two major fires and the construction of many new building projects. For all the good...

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Domitia ? – 150 A.D.

Wife of Domitian. Domitia was forced to marry Domitian early in his political career. She bore him a son who died in infancy and some time later Domitian had her sent away so that he could pursue a relationship with Domitilla, his own niece. However, Domitia was not forgotten and it wasn't long before he had her recalled even though his liaison with Domitilla would continue. Domitia would find her revenge, however, when she was asked to become involved in the plot to depose him and she willingly participated in his assassination. AU Aureus RIC 212 (Domitian), Vagi 1143 Aureus Obv: DOMITIAAVGVSTAIMPDOMIT...

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