Exotic Game and the Flavian Amphitheater

Exotic Game and the Flavian Amphitheater

The Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the Colosseum, was commissioned by Vespasian around 70-72 AD but was finished and opened by Titus in 80 AD. As a part of the dynasty, Domitian continued on the legacy once Titus had died. The amphitheater was a gift for the people and the games were used to curry favor with the masses. This coin has the image of a rhinoceros on the obverse that would remind the people of the great games that Domitian would throw and how exotic the animals were. This image serves as propaganda for Domitian to circulate and celebrate the games he threw. This coin was minted in 84-84 AD.


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