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Domitian RIC-431
AR Denarius, 3.23g
Rome mint, 86 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
RIC 431 (R). BMC p. 318, *. RSC 182. BNC 93.
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, March 2014.

A fairly rare denarius from the first issue of 86. The portrait continues in the fine style of 84/85 without the finery of an aegis. All four Minerva types are struck in each of the five issues of 86, evidence of the mint being divided into four officinae.

A beautiful portrait struck on a broad flan.
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Mar 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM]
Nice example, mine is from different dies.
gordian_guy  [Mar 10, 2014 at 02:01 PM]
Nice reverse!
ancientdave  [Mar 10, 2014 at 03:25 PM]
Wonderful serene portrait!
quadrans  [Mar 10, 2014 at 06:48 PM]
Interesting I agree..
Sam  [Mar 26, 2014 at 11:52 PM]
EXCELLENT.
Randygeki(h2)  [Apr 19, 2014 at 08:46 AM]
very nice!
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