His reign forms an interesting period in Roman history. I find this because his government radiates ambition, you see this in coinage, other economic reforms, border politics, state cult and in his attempt to monitor the people's virtues. The above-mentioned Domitian and his ambition are not portrayed as good in sources. Whether it is about failed campaigns, blood thirst, hypocrisy or lust, Domitian cannot do well according to the pattern that senatorial historians use to judge emperors. It is certain that Domitian did not operate tactically during his reign. I also think he was authoritarian. What intrigues me about him, however, is his attempt to stabilize the immense Roman Empire on many fronts. Domitian certainly did ruthless work, but that does not mean that his government was 'bad'. In the academic world the image of Domitian has already changed considerably, in the public domain this is different. Articles of uninformed people still appear (intentionally or because they look no further than Suetonius) in which the old view of Domitian lives further. I can only hope that this changed once. Now to the point, It does not seem surprising after the above mentioned story, That I was quite happy last weekend, when my first Domitian denarius that was minted during his emperorship, arrived. I have waited quite a long time before buying a Domitian denarius from his own reign (I already had some that were struck as Caesar). This was because I wanted one that is in "Flavian Baroque style" as experts like @David Atherton call it. These coins are seen as the best in style. Domitian 81-96 AR Denarius Struck 86 (second issue) IMP•CAES DOMIT AVG•GERM P M TR P V. laureate head right IMP•XII COS XII CENS•P•P•P• Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear, shield at her left side. (M3)3,34g/20mm Ric 439 (R) Ex Ebay The coin is much better in hand, so I am very happy to have added it. After this coin arrived, I made an important decision for myself. I have decided to sell a large part of my collection and only focus on Domitian. I had been thinking about this for a while, but when I had this coin in hand I knew for sure. Many people think Domitian is boring and I accept and understand that. I love his coins and hope to collect them for a long time. Thanks @David Atherton and @Orfew! The posts of both of you have given me a big push to really collect what I like. Have you ever changed your collection focus? Please show your favorite Domitians from 86 (other years are of course also allowed). The picture is totally not as in hand. With my limited skills as a photographer I will try to make a picture that is more as in hand. I will post it in the coming days.