Reproduction Aureus of Domitian - Cornucopia
Obverse: Laureate head of Domitian right. Text CAESAR AVG F DOMOTIANVS (Caesar, son of the emperor (Augustus), Domitian).
Reverse: Upright cornucopia. Text across COS IIII (Consul for the fourth time).
History: Domitian restored the economy of Rome by revaluing Roman coinage, rebuilding the city of Rome, and fortifying the border defenses of the Empire. The cornucopia (from the Latin cornucopiae, ‘horn of plenty’) on the reverse of this coin symbolises the prosperity brought to the Roman people by the emperor.
Date: Rome mint, 76AD