I've been very excited in finally holding in my hands
a coin that's been on the top of my wishlist for so long.
It's an extremely rare type
, showing for the first time, on Roman
coinage, a temple dedicated to a foreign deity.
From an historical point of view, I should mention the fact that, according to Svetonius, Domitian
escaped during the Vitellian turmoils, disguised as Isis
The coin is from the same die pair as BMCRE
780 and from the one sold by CNG
(E.A. 256, 330).
Moreover the coin is obverse
die-linked with my examples of RIC
70 and 97 (not in the gallery
I'm glad to share it.