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Numismatic and History Discussions => Coin of the Day => Topic started by: David Atherton on December 05, 2018, 03:56:05 am



Title: A Special Domitian
Post by: David Atherton on December 05, 2018, 03:56:05 am
The unusual arrangement of the obverse legend combined with the simplified reverse makes this denarius struck for Domitian in 88 AD quite special. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-151561

I am always thrilled to acquire coins from this issue!


Title: Re: A Special Domitian
Post by: Joe Sermarini on December 05, 2018, 06:57:47 am
Very nice and I don't recall seeing one before.


Title: Re: A Special Domitian
Post by: David Atherton on December 05, 2018, 04:34:58 pm
Thanks Joe. They are not very common at all. RIC rates it as 'rare', based on its frequency in the major collections. In trade, it's probably even scarcer.


Title: Re: A Special Domitian
Post by: Jay GT4 on December 05, 2018, 09:02:42 pm
That's a great find!


Title: Re: A Special Domitian
Post by: David Atherton on December 06, 2018, 04:37:16 pm
Thank you for the kind words Jay.


Title: Re: A Special Domitian
Post by: quadrans on December 11, 2018, 12:01:04 am
Another great example... ;) +++

Joe/Q.