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07b Domitian as Caesar RIC 1085
AR Denarius, 3.08g
Rome Mint, 79 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 1085 (R2). BMC p. 47 note. RSC 385.
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Salus, stg. r., resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
Acquired from eBay, 10 June 2018.

A rare left portrait variant of the common Salus type struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian. The reverse may be an illusion to Vespasian's ill health preceeding his death on 24 June 79. No specimens in the BM's collection, citing the Paris collection. A double die match with the RIC plate coin.

Good style and well centred.
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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Domitian
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Jun 14, 2018 at 10:10 AM]
At least the obverse is a die-match with mine too!
orfew  [Jun 14, 2018 at 12:03 PM]
Great coin David
Nemonater  [Jun 15, 2018 at 12:57 AM]
Randygeki(h2)  [Jun 15, 2018 at 07:12 AM]
Neat find!