Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ajax, Oct 29, 2016.
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@Orfew , he sure did.
Here's a Domitian as caesar
Sorry. I didn't mean for it to turn into a Domitian thread, but he was the first to come to my mind. I'm sure there are others, but, for now, I can't think of any.
@Bing it's all good I needed a coin to share anyway! It really does show the change even between being caesar and augustus. Makes you wonder what they thought of it. Thanks for sharing
Verisitic (81 AD)
Idealised (85 AD)
'Flavian Baroque' (88 AD)
I would assume Domitian was not satisfied with the early verisitc style and ordered his mint master to switch to a more pleasing one when the mint was reorganised in 82.
I know what your saying I see a lot of difference in the portraits on coins of the same emperor, so what I do and have done extensively is compare against sculptures that were made in there lifetime (although most are in Rome) to give myself more of an idea of what exaggerations the die engravers did.
According to Suetonius Domitian was balding. His portraits in the round suggest he wore some sort of hairpiece.
I also posted this thread https://www.cointalk.com/threads/augustus-lived-for-77-years-41-years-emperor.282502/ which has quite a few Augustus comparisons as Bing brought up.
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