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05a Domitian as Caesar RIC 976
AR Denarius, 3.35g
Rome mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 976 (C). BMC 323. RSC 30.
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: CERES AVGVST; Ceres stg. l., with corn ears and poppy and sceptre
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, December 2014.

Vespasian and Titus normally shared reverse types, but rarely with Domitian. Unusually this Ceres type was struck for all three. It possibly was part of an agrarian themed series Vespasian issued towards the end of his reign. These later issues of Vespasian have neat small portrait heads.

The coin features a pleasant looking Domitian with his trademark protruding upper lip, struck on a large flan.
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Mat  [Dec 22, 2014 at 12:28 PM]
A lovely portrait and nice find.
okidoki  [Dec 22, 2014 at 01:46 PM]
nice