Sestertius - Domitian GERMANIA CAPTA S C; Germania

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Domitian (81-96)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 87
Value Sestertius = 1⁄4 Denarius (1/4)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 27 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 251958
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References RIC II.1# 525,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 2007. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 2.1. Vespasian – Domitian (AD 69–96) (1926 revised edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.2_1(2).dom.525
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Domitian, laureate, right with aegis.

Lettering: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P

Translation:
Imperator Caesar Domitianus Augustus Germanicus, Consul Tertium Decimum, Censor Perpetuus, Pater Patriae.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Domitian, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans, consul for the 13th time, censor for life, father of the nation.

Reverse

Trophy flanked on left by Germania seated left, head on arm, and on right by German captive standing right, head left, left hand on shield.

Lettering: GERMANIA CAPTA S C

Translation:
Germania Capta. Senatus Consultum.
Conquest of Germania. Decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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