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Domitian RIC-444
AR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 86 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 444 (R3). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex Ancient Treasures (eBay), April 2017.

Second known M1 specimen from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity. In fact, the final 'I' in the obverse legend appears to have been engraved over the tip of the bust, indicating it is a reworked TR P V die. Not long after this coin was struck (perhaps just a few days) word reached the mint of Domitian's thirteenth imperial acclamation, ending this issue's brief run.

Nicely toned with a very fine style portrait.
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okidoki  [Apr 14, 2017 at 06:36 AM]
very nice details and looks
FlaviusDomitianus  [Apr 14, 2017 at 09:49 AM]
Congratulations on the sharp eye!
ickster  [Apr 14, 2017 at 03:45 PM]
Great write up. Congrats on a rare find.
quadrans  [Apr 16, 2017 at 04:23 AM]
Nice find.., Great coin.
Jay GT4  [Apr 16, 2017 at 10:39 AM]
Perfect example of why coins are so important for our understanding of history
Norbert  [Apr 16, 2017 at 02:54 PM]
Congratulations on the catch of the day.
Randygeki(h2)  [Apr 21, 2017 at 07:37 AM]
Cool find
Jim H  [Apr 22, 2017 at 02:13 PM]
I was actually looking at this one myself. Too bad for me I didn't realize the significance of it when I was looking at it! Good find!