Domitius Domitianus

Domitius Domitianus c.296 – 297 A.D.

This obscure usurper gained control of Alexandria around the year 296. Diocletian diverted his efforts in regaining this key province and set Alexandria under a long-term siege. Eight months later Domitius's forces blinked and handed over the pretender to Diocletian who had him promptly executed for treason.   AE Follis RIC 19 Follis Obv: IMPCLVCIVSDOMITIVSDOMITIANVSAVG - Laureate head right. Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /ALE - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; eagle to left. RIC 20, C 1 Follis Obv: IMPCLDOMITIVSDOMITIANVSAVG - Laureate head right. Rev:...

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