Domitius Domitianus, Usurper AD 297-298. Alexandria Follis Æ 26. Very Rare.
Domitius Domitianus, Usurper AD 297-298. Alexandria Follis Æ 26 m. 10.1 gm Obv: IMP CL DOMITIVS DOMITIANVS [A]VG, laureate head right. Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI / Γ / [ALE], Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; to left, eagle standing left, head right. RIC 20. Domitianus was promoted to emperor in 297 in the context of an uprising that had broken out in the area of Thebes and quickly spread to lower Egypt. Domitianus minted coins according to the Hellenistic style, probably to make himself popular with the population of Alexandria. ROA5595
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