Roman Empire, Domitian, Quadrans


Roman Empire, Domitian, Quadrans (obverse) Roman Empire, Domitian, Quadrans (reverse)

If one is to believe the ancient sources, the Roman Empire breathed a sigh of relief after the murder of Domitian(81-96). On initiative of the legionnaires, however, the murderers of this unpopular emperor were severely punished nevertheless..

At least the soldiers admired Domitian. He spent a lot of time in military camps, commanding some of his campaigns himself. He enforced the borders of the empire by erecting fortified wallsnad thus, as a commander, was undoubtedly successful. The trophy on this quadrans was to bandy his glory into the remotest corners of the empire. The olive branch on the reverse, on the other hand, symbolized peace.


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