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Domitian RIC-450
AR Denarius, 3.38g
Rome mint, 86 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 450 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Numismeo, September 2017.

In 86 Domitian was awarded imperial acclamations at an accelerated pace due to the Dacian War, which resulted in some fairly rare denarius issues. This coin is from the extremely rare fourth issue of 86, probably struck for just a few days or so until word of the next imperial acclamation reached the mint. The Minerva fighting (M1) and Minerva on rostral column (M2) are the only two denarius types known for the issue. The coins are so rare that Mattingly even doubted the issue's existence (BMCRE p. 320 note).

Struck in fine style on a large flan.
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Randygeki(h2)  [Oct 04, 2017 at 03:37 AM]
okidoki  [Oct 04, 2017 at 03:52 AM]
FlaviusDomitianus  [Oct 04, 2017 at 06:42 AM]
Nice reverse, same die as mine I think
Jay GT4  [Oct 04, 2017 at 08:59 AM]
Fantastic find and in excellent style
Nemonater  [Oct 04, 2017 at 10:56 AM]
quadrans  [Oct 04, 2017 at 02:10 PM]
Nice find