DOMITIA, Rome, 81 AD. Silver Denarius. Infant on a globe seven stars Very Rare.

Ancient Coins - DOMITIA, Rome, 81 AD. Silver Denarius. Infant on a globe seven stars Very Rare.
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DOMITIA - Roman Empress wife of Domitian 
Silver Denarius (19mm, 3.01grams) Rome: 81-84 A.D. Extremely Rare. 
DOMITIA AVGVSTA IMP DOMIT, draped bust right, with hair massed in front and in  long plait behind.
DIVVS CAESAR IMP DOMITIANI F, Domitian's son as naked infant boy seated on a  globe surrounded by seven stars. 
Reference: 
C 11. RIC Domitian 153.




Domitia was daughter of the general Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, and wife of  Domitian. It is attested that Domitia bore a daughter and then a son, whose name  is unknown, and who died in his infancy. Domitian subsequently deified the boy,  and the reverse type illustrates this with the legend DIVVS CAESAR IMP DOMITIANI  F and the depiction of the boy seated on a globe surrounded by the seven stars  of the Ursa Major.

Shortly after this type was struck, in AD 83 there was a brief hiatus in the  marriage when Domitian exiled Domitia for unknown reasons. Suetonius relates  that Domitia's exile was a result of her affair with an actor named Paris, who  was murdered on the orders of Domitian. Cf. Suetonius, Domitianus 3.
Price SKU: 5879
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