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Domitian RIC-509
AR Denarius, 3.04g
Rome mint, 87 AD
RIC 509 (C). BMC 106. RSC 215a.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVGGERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMPXIIII COS XIII CENSPPP; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side (M3)
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, December, 2013.

Domitian's denarius issues of 87 continued the same style and format of those from 86. From this time forward the four standard Minerva reverse types would dominate the denarii with a few minor interruptions. The mint during this period seems to have been divided up into separate officina based on reverse types according to Ian Carradice's careful die study of the issues (Coinage and Finances in the Reign of Domitian - 1983, p. 30). The officina system would continue until the end of the reign.

This denarius from the first issue of 87 is a good example of the quality and style of the mint at this time. Struck on a tight flan and darkly toned.
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Jay GT4  [Dec 18, 2013 at 01:19 AM]
I really like this style of portrait
FlaviusDomitianus  [Dec 18, 2013 at 05:06 AM]
Nice coin, well toned.
SPQR Matt  [Dec 18, 2013 at 01:37 PM]
Another wonderful addition!
Sam  [Dec 18, 2013 at 06:48 PM]
Amazing silver.
quadrans  [Dec 19, 2013 at 03:53 PM]
congratulation, very nice coin..
Randygeki(h2)  [Feb 06, 2014 at 09:22 PM]
Excellent coin!