The Flavian Dynasty: Coin Collection

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This article will be about collecting Flavian Dynasty denarius. This collection can be done with any coin minted during their reigns (Gold Aureus, Silver Denarius, and various Bronze Coins). For this article, we will be using the Roman denarius. To complete this collection, you must collect a Vespasian, Titus, and a Domitian Denarius.

Flavian Dynasty Collection

If you are new to coin collecting or Roman coins, the Flavian dynasty collection is a great place to start. This is a short list of emperors to collect. The list of three Emperors keeps this collection relatively budget-friendly while covering an exciting part of Rome’s history.

These denarii typically come from F to EF, with even lower quality denarius fetching a premium when compared to similarly graded denarius. You can typically complete this collection for between 300$ to 500$ CAD (Based on the grades of each coin).

You can customize your Flavian Dynasty collection by going after rarer or artistic reverses. This allows you to personalize your collection and can make one collection more valuable when compared to a set with more common reverses.


Titus And Domitian As Cesar vs. Emperor

There are a few ways to complete this collection. The often preferred way to complete it is to acquire three denarii, each displaying their portrait as the Emperor of Rome. Titus and Domitian have denarius with their portrait displaying them as “Cesar.” Cesar was used as a title, designating them as Vespasian’s heirs.

This means these coins would have been minted under Vespasian’s reign or at least at a time when Titus and Domitian did not rule Rome.

As a collector, you can use these coins as a substitute for the Emperor versions, or you can include them in your collection, making the collection a total of five coins.


Collecting Vespasian’s Denarius

Vespasian is the first of the Flavian dynasty. Vespasian’s denarius is one of the easiest to collect. His reign spanned almost an entire decade during a time of economic recovery for Rome.

Vespasian would have required a fair amount of denarius to be struck (alongside other coins) to pay for Rome’s economic recovery. This makes it easier to come across a Roman coin bearing his portrait.

He would have had the gold and silver to do this, both from Rome’s operating mines and from the conquering of Judea.

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Roman denarius showing Roman Emperor Vespasian’s portrait.(160$CAD)

Collecting Titus’s Denarius

Titus denarius is somewhat different compared to his Father and younger brother. Titus had one of the shortest reigns as Emperor from the Flavian dynasty. This means Denarius showing Titus as the emperor, had the shortest amount of time to be minted.

Denarius showing Titus as Cesar is more common. Titus had a long career under his father’s reign, meaning he had more years of coins minted bearing his portrait as Cesar.

Ether version of the coin can carry somewhat of a premium compared to other denarii of the same quality. It’s not uncommon to see G to F graded Titus Denarius being sold for 100 – 120$ + CAD.

Collecting Titus Denarius
Roman denarius showing Roman Emperor Titus’s portrait. (180$CAD)

Collecting Domitian’s Denarius

Out of the three Flavian Emperors, you will probably have your best luck finding a Domitian denarius are an affordable price with higher grades. This is due to Domitian having the longest reign of the Flavian dynasty.

Certain Domitian denarius with rare reverses can go for a considerable premium, especially ones in high grades.

Roman Denarius showing Domitian’s Portrait. (225$CAD)

Flavian Dynasty Denarius

Each coin has a unique history attached to it. Coin collectors love the Roman Denarius. We carry Roman Denarius from various periods in the Roman Republic/Empire. Click the link below to see if we have any Flavian dynasty denarius in stock.

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Example of a complete set of the Flavian dynasty with a value of around 450$ to 550$ CAD.from left to right Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian.

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