Imperial Roman Coin Portraying a Rhinoceros

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Arienne King
by Classical Numismatic Group
published on 23 January 2018
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Imperial Roman Coin Portraying a Rhinoceros

This Roman quadrans was minted in the reign of Domitian sometime between 84-90 CE and features a two-horned rhinoceros on the obverse. The coin commemorates the appearance of a two-horned rhinoceros in the Colosseum for the first time, where it captured the interest of Emperor Domitian. Several surviving examples of the coin have survived and can be found in private collections or the collections of museums like the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. (Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com)

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Group, C. N. (2018, January 23). Imperial Roman Coin Portraying a Rhinoceros. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7979/

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Group, Classical N. "Imperial Roman Coin Portraying a Rhinoceros." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 23, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7979/.

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Group, Classical N. "Imperial Roman Coin Portraying a Rhinoceros." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Jan 2018. Web. 04 Apr 2020.

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