Copper As struck during the reign of the Emperor Domitian, Ancient Roman Empire, in 85 AD. Minted by Rome. Domitian was Consul for the 11th time (COS XI on this coin) in 85 AD and for the 12th time from 1 Jan 86. The production of the coin therefore belongs in 85 AD but after April when he took the power of a Censor (CENS POT on this coin) and before November when he became Censor perpetuus with a change in coin legends.
Laureate head of Domitian facing right; around, [IMP CAES DOMITIAN] AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Jupiter standing facing left holding thunderbolt in his right hand and long sceptre in his left; in field divided by figure, S C; around, [IOVI CO]NSERVAT
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Captain Standish, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
27 mm (Outside Diameter), 10.104 g (Weight)
[Book] Mattingly, Harold & Sydenham, Edward A. 1972. The Roman Imperial Coinage. II., 192 Pages