Coin Reveals New Roman Emperor
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-03-08 17:30
Independent: A Roman coin discovered in a field near Oxford, England bears the likeness of Domitianus, a 3rd century C.E. Roman ruler who apparently ruled only long enough to mint coins. Among the hoard of Roman coins discovered in a muddy field in Oxford last year was one bearing the likeness of Domitianus, a previously-unknown Roman emperor who apparently seized power for a short time in the 3rd century. History lists a general by that name, but no imperial ruler, leading experts to believe that he followed the murdered Galienus, only to lose power himself shortly after.