Flavian Dynasty Coins for sale (69 - 96 AD)

Titus Flavius Vespasianus succeeded in gaining the purple in AD 69 after a particularly bloody round of civil wars which followed the demise of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. ‘Flavian’ was the name used to describe any member of his family and any supporter of his cause. Vespasian’s rule was typified by justice and stability combined with a return to imperial majesty. The heirs of Vespasian were his sons, Titus Flavius Vespasianus (II) and Titus Flavius Domitianus. Titus’ reign lasted just over two years and is mainly remembered for the eruption of Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Domitian is traditionally regarded as a brooding, resentful tyrant; but modern research has revised this biased view. Domitian was a capable and hard-working emperor, though he found it difficult to be diplomatic, and his severe, cruel nature gained him few friends. The Flavian dynasty ended on 18th September AD 96 with the assassination of Domitian in the Imperial Palace on the Palatine. James R. Wadman B.A., M.A. [History and Archaeology] for TimeLine Originals.

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Example of a Flavian coin we have sold recently:

Vespasian 007476

Vespasian 'Oak Wreath' Denarius
Silver, 2.66 grams, 17.54 mm. Ephesus 71 A.D. Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, Laureate head of Vespasian right. Reverse: AVG, within oak wreath. RIC 328; RSC 40; RCV 2265. Very fine.

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