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07 Domitian as Caesar RIC-1084
AR Denarius, 3.28g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 1084 (C2). BMC 265. RSC 384.
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Salus, stg. r., resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, July 2008.

A most puzzling reverse type issued during the last months of Vespasian's reign before he died on June 24th. Perhaps a reference to Vespasian's illness and his hopeful recovery.

Worn and average with a good portrait.
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Album name:vespasian70 / Imperial Coinage of Domitian
File Size:29 KB
Date added:Jul 29, 2008
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