Domitian Sestertius

The legend on the obverse reads IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, which translates as “Emperor Caesar Domitian Augustus Germanicus, Consul 17 times, Censor for Life, Father of the Fatherland‘. Domitian adopted the title ‘Germanicus’ in AD 83, after his victory over the Chatti. The title had been frequently accorded to individuals of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, but Domitian’s assumption of it has been suggested as undeserved.

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