Domitian (A.D. 81-96), as Caesar under Vespasian, gold Aureus, Rome AD 77-78, CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right, rev. COS V, surrendering captive, kneeling, offering standard with vexillum, 6.73g.
In NCG holder graded Choice Fine, 5/5, 4/5.
NGC Certification 6133317-002
The Twelve Caesars includes the Julio-Claudians, Rome’s first imperial dynasty (Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero), three short-lived emperors during the civil wars of A.D. 69 (Galba, Otho, Vitellius), and the Flavian dynasty (Vespasian, Titus, Domitian)
Among the many collections of ancient coins that can be assembled, one of the most challenging and desirable is that of the "Twelve Caesars." They can be collected in copper (and its principal alloys), silver or gold; the latter is the most difficult to complete.
The popularity of these rulers as a group derives from one of the great literary works of antiquity — Suetonius' De vita Caesarum, today commonly known as The Twelve Caesars. It was composed in the early second century A.D. by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, who focused on 12 rulers of Rome, a group comprised of the dictator Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors.
These men ruled in a volatile and formative period of Roman history, overseeing the collapse of the Republic, civil war, and the rise of an empire that would dominate the Mediterranean world.
Julius Caesar was the first of the 12, followed by Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero), three short-lived emperors during the civil wars of A.D. 69 (Galba, Otho, Vitellius), and the Flavian dynasty (Vespasian, Titus, Domitian)
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