F Domitian Caesar 81-96 AD Rome Silver Denarius COS IIII Pegasus

Ancient Coins - F Domitian Caesar 81-96 AD Rome Silver Denarius COS IIII Pegasus
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Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.
RS92405. Silver denarius, RIC II-1 Vespasian 921 (C2); RSC II 47; BMCRE II Vespasian 193; BnF III Vespasian 169; SRCV I 2637, F, toned, light marks, obverse slightly off center, minor flan flaws on the reverse, 3.067g, 18.8mm, 180o, Rome mint, CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right; reverse COS IIII, Pegasus standing right, archaic curved wing (only near wing showing), raising left foreleg; from the Errett Bishop Collection
In 77 or 78 A.D., Gnaeus Julius Agricola was made governor of Roman Britain, a post he occupied until 84. In his first year, Agricola subdued the Ordovices in Wales and pursued the remnants of the tribe to Anglesey, the holy island of the Druids. According to Tacitus, he exterminated the whole tribe. The Ordovices do completely disappear from the historical record, but considering the mountainous terrain, it is unlikely killed the entire population. Another tribe, the Silures, was either also militarily defeated or simply agreed to terms. Tacitus wrote of the Silures: non atrocitate, non clementia mutabatur - the tribe `was changed neither by cruelty nor by clemency.` A Roman squadron, sent by Agricola, explored the north of Scotland for the first time, discovering the Orkney and Shetland Islands.`Pre-Roman
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