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Domitian RIC-441
AR Denarius, 3.38g
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 441 (R). BMC p. 319, . RSC 201.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Acquired from Numismeo, January 2015.

Domitian's imperial acclamations were piling up fairly rapidly in 86 due to ongoing battles being fought along the Danube. This denarius from the second issue of 86 records his 12th imperial acclamation. Many of the denarii of 86 are rendered in fine style and are quite scarce, this coin being a delightful example of such.

A stunning portrait on a large flan (21mm!). Aurei and denarii often shared dies in this issue, I can't help but think the dies which struck this coin were meant for both.
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Sam  [Jan 28, 2015 at 11:10 PM]
Incredible portrait , congratulations David .Who knows , could be a story behind this issue .
Mat  [Jan 28, 2015 at 11:42 PM]
Lovely piece indeed.
kc  [Jan 29, 2015 at 01:22 AM]
very nice!
Jay GT4  [Jan 29, 2015 at 01:23 AM]
As always an exceptional coin
Randygeki(h2)  [Jan 29, 2015 at 02:17 AM]
Awesome!
quadrans  [Jan 29, 2015 at 03:21 AM]
I love this..
Kim B. N  [Jan 29, 2015 at 08:55 AM]
Holy Mother of coins its a beauty!
Nemonater  [Jan 29, 2015 at 10:28 AM]
Really exceptional.
okidoki  [Jan 29, 2015 at 02:47 PM]
Nice