Agrippa II under Domitian, Solar Eclipse of 83 AD


Note this coin was minted by Agrippa II in 83 AD at Caesarea Paneas. Emperor Domitian is facing right is on the obverse. A winged Victoria with a shield is present on the reverse. A star and pellet within the crescent are in the lower left field on the reverse. This symbol represents the solar eclipse of 83 AD which passed over Caesarea Paneas in the diagram below. The Roman concept of war and victory with the solar eclipse are represented on this coin.

Photo Vaughn Rare Coin Gallery


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