Caesar, A.D. 69-81
Augustus A.D. 81-96
Rome mint, A.D. 88
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Rev: IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P - Helmeted Minerva, standing, facing left, holding spear in right hand.
RIC (New) 594 (not listed in old edition)
Domitian appears to have carried on the traditions of paranoia, mean-spiritedness and tyranny displayed in so many of his predecessors. Like Tiberius, he had little interest in politics or being Emperor. His ill temper and harsh punishments eventually inspired the plot that did him in. He was the last of the “12 Caesars.”