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Domitian RIC-342
AR Denarius, 3.13g
Rome mint, 85 AD
Obv: IMPCAES DOMIT AVGGERM P M TR P V; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 342 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection. Ex Jyrki Muona Collection.

Another very rare denarius from a brief series minted in 85. Interesting to note that two silver medallions (4 and 8 denarii weight) were minted in this series. Not in London or Paris. RIC cites Berlin and the Jyrki Muona collection (this coin).

Struck on a large flan (21 mm) and toned almost a chocolate brown. The portrait is pretty stylish too. Same reverse die as the RIC plate coin.
This is a wonderful coin in hand.

Thanks to Harry Sneh for additional info.
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Aug 16, 2012 at 08:26 AM]
That's an highly desirable coin. Congrats!
SPQR Coins  [Aug 16, 2012 at 12:29 PM]
Very nice!
quadrans  [Aug 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM]
very nice coin David congrats
kc  [Aug 16, 2012 at 03:14 PM]
You are the King of Flavian's coinage!!!
Randygeki(h2)  [Aug 17, 2012 at 07:53 AM]
Very cool, congrats!
Lloyd T  [Sep 24, 2012 at 11:14 PM]
Unusually interesting - I've never seen one before!
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