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Rome: The Flavian, Adoptive and Antonine Emperors

69 to 189 A.D.

In 69 AD Vespasian, a general who had been prominent in the conquest of Britain under Claudius, was proclaimed emperor. He was a fair, if stingy, emperor. He was followed by his son Titus, during whose reign Vesuvius erupted, burying Pompeii and Herculaneum. After Titus came his younger brother, Domitian, a tyrant who was assassinated in 96 AD.

The Senate voted the elderly Nerva to the vacant post. He only lived a little over a year, but he adopted Trajan to be his successor. This started a train of fairly benevolent "adoptive" emperors. Under the likes of Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius and Antoninus Pius, Rome's "golden age" was played out.

With the accession of yet another tyrant, Commodus, in 180 AD, Rome started it's decline.

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Vespasian
1st July 69 AD - 23rd June 79 AD
AR Denarius
Vespasian
1st July 69 AD - 23rd June 79 AD
AR Denarius
Vespasian
1st July 69 AD - 23rd June 79 AD
AR Denarius
Vespasian
1st July 69 AD - 23rd June 79 AD
AE As
Vespasian
1st July 69 AD - 23rd June 79 AD
AR Denarius
Vespasian
1st July 69 AD - 23rd June 79 AD
AR Denarius
Vespasian
1st July 69 AD - 23rd June 79 AD
AR Denarius
Titus as Caesar
69-79AD
Brass Dupondius
Titus as Caesar
69-79AD
AR Denarius
Titus as Augustus
79-81AD
AR Denarius
Julia Titi, daughter of Titus
Augusta 79-89 AD
Plated Denarius
Domitian: Caesar under Vespasian
69-79AD
AR Denarius
Domitian: Caesar under Vespasian
69-79AD
AR Denarius
Domitian: Caesar under Titus
69-79AD
AR Denarius
Domitian
Augustus 81-96AD
AE As (Orichalam)
Domitian
Augustus 81-96AD
AR Denarius
Domitian
Caes. 69-79AD: Aug. 81-96AD
Plated Denarius (fouree)
Domitia wife of Domitian
Caes. 69-79AD: Aug. 81-96AD
AE 17 of Lydia, Thyatira
Nerva
18th Sept. 96 AD - 28th Jan. 98 AD
AR Denarius
Nerva
18th Sept. 96 AD - 28th Jan. 98 AD
AR Denarius
Trajan
28th Jan. 98 AD - 7th Aug. 117 AD
AR Denarius
Trajan
28th Jan. 98 AD - 7th Aug. 117 AD
AR Denarius
Trajan
28th Jan. 98 AD - 7th Aug. 117 AD
AR Denarius
Trajan
28th Jan. 98 AD - 7th Aug. 117 AD
AE Sestertius
Trajan
28th Jan. 98 AD - 7th Aug. 117 AD
AR Denarius
Trajan
28th Jan. 98 AD - 7th Aug. 117 AD
Brass Dupondius
Trajan
28th Jan. 98 AD - 7th Aug. 117 AD
AE Quadrans
Hadrian
11th Aug. 117 - 10th July 138 AD
AE Sestertius
Hadrian
11th Aug. 117 - 10th July 138 AD
AR Denarius
Hadrian
11th Aug. 117 - 10th July 138 AD
Brass Dupondius
Sabina wife of Hadrian
m. 100 AD: d. 136/7 AD
AR Denarius
Sabina wife of Hadrian
m. 100 AD: d. 136/7 AD
AE As
Aelius
136 - 1st Jan. 138 AD
AE Sestertius
Aelius
136 - 1st Jan. 138 AD
AR Denarius
Antoninus Pius
Caes. 138AD: Aug. 138-161AD
AR Denarius
Antoninus Pius
Caes. 138AD: Aug. 138-161AD
AR Denarius
Antoninus Pius
Caes. 138AD: Aug. 138-161AD
AE Sestertius
Antoninus Pius
Caes. 138AD: Aug. 138-161AD
AE As
Antoninus Pius
Caes. 138AD: Aug. 138-161 AD
AE Sestertius
Antoninus Pius (posthumous)
Caes. 138AD: Aug. 138-161AD
AR Denarius
Antoninus Pius with M. Aurelius
138-161AD
AR Denarius
Faustina Senior
wife of Antoninus Pius
AR Denarius
Marcus Aurelius
Caes. 139-161AD: Aug. 161-180AD
AR Denarius
Marcus Aurelius
Caes. 139-161AD: Aug. 161-180AD
AR Denarius
Marcus Aurelius
Caes. 139-161AD: Aug. 161-180AD
AR Denarius
Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus
139-180AD / 161-169 AD
AR 'Restoration' Denarius
Faustina Junior
wife of Marcus Aurelius
AR Denarius
Lucius Verus
161 - 169 AD
AR Denarius
Lucilla wife of Lucius Verus
daughter of Marcus Aurelius
AR Denarius
Commodus
as Caesar 175-177AD
AR Denarius
Commodus
Caes. 175-177AD: Aug. 180-192AD
AR Denarius
Commodus
Caes. 175-177AD: Aug. 180-192AD
AR Denarius
Commodus
Caes. 175-177AD: Aug. 180-192AD
Tetradrachm
Crispina wife of Commodus
m. 178 AD - d. 189 AD
AE Sestertius




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