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Domitian RIC-392
AR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 85 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITAVGGERM P M TR P V; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XI COS XI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 392 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.

Here is a denarius from the rare sixth issue of 85, the first which marks Domitian's assumption of the perpetual censorship (CENS P). Unlisted in BMCRE and RSC and cited in only two private collections by RIC. Also, Alberto has one in his gallery. Perhaps the fourth specimen known (?).

Beautifully toned with a stylish portrait.
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Oct 21, 2013 at 12:53 PM]
Nice toning on this one.
Jay GT4  [Oct 21, 2013 at 05:34 PM]
Handsome portrait and great toning!
kc  [Oct 21, 2013 at 05:39 PM]
very nice portrait...beside Vespasian and Titus, Domitian has the nicest portraits of all Roman emperors.
Potator II  [Oct 21, 2013 at 05:59 PM]
Another great entry in your impressive collection
quadrans  [Oct 24, 2013 at 06:09 AM]
Nice toning and veri nice coin I agree all above mentioned ..
TheEmpireNeverEnded  [Nov 20, 2013 at 08:51 AM]
I love the style of Domitian's portrait on this one.
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