Lucius Domitius Domitianus was a Roman usurper against
Diocletian, who seized power for a short time in Aegyptus.
Domitianus revolted against Diocletian in, but died in
December of the same year, when Diocletian went to Aegyptus to
quell with the revolt. Numismatic and papyrological evidence
support Domitianus' claim for the purple. It is possible that
the rebellion was sparked by a new tax edict, but this
It is possible that Domitianus' corrector, Aurelius Achilleus,
who was responsible for the defence of Alexandria, succeeded
Domitianus' claim for the purple; in fact, only in March 298
Diocletian re-conquered the city.