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Domitian RIC-572
AR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 88 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 572 (C3). BMC 115. RSC 235. BNC 114.
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, group lot 806. Ex Helios, November 2010 (A. Lynn Collection).

A common type from a common issue - however, the portrait is stylistically quite well done. Do not think for a moment this is how Domitian appeared in reality! The portraits of Domitian after the mint overhaul earlier in the reign became quite idealised. Those of 88 AD contain some of the finest examples of this style.

Well centred with plenty of eye appeal.
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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Domitian
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File Size:111 KB
Date added:Feb 05, 2013
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Jay GT4  [Feb 05, 2013 at 07:35 PM]
All round great coin!
ancientdave  [Feb 05, 2013 at 09:46 PM]
SPQR Coins  [Feb 05, 2013 at 10:25 PM]
socalcoins  [Feb 06, 2013 at 01:02 PM]
Indeed, a stunning portrait and overall great coin!
Lucas H  [Feb 06, 2013 at 05:26 PM]
Outstanding portrait. Where are the rest of your Domitians?
David Atherton  [Feb 07, 2013 at 04:16 AM]
In the Domitian gallery.
quadrans  [Feb 14, 2013 at 03:01 AM]
Really nice one .. I like it
Sam  [Sep 07, 2013 at 12:17 AM]
Another handsome Domitian , superb coin.