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Domitian RIC-576
AR Denarius, 3.44g
Rome mint, 88 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVGGERM P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 576 (C2). BMC 117. RSC 236. BNC 115.
Acquired from Pars Coins, August 2014.

Some of the denarii struck in 88 are quite exceptional in style. Both obverse and reverse dies on this denarius are good examples of that fine style, certianly not "Friday afternoon" dies. Very idealised and bordering on fine art. The fabric and centering are also quite choice. Part of the large first issue of 88.

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Mat  [Aug 18, 2014 at 11:30 AM]
Very well centered. An owl that looks like an owl too. Nice addition.
FlaviusDomitianus  [Aug 18, 2014 at 12:29 PM]
Very nice addition.
kc  [Aug 18, 2014 at 02:08 PM]
this is extraordinary nice!
Sam  [Aug 18, 2014 at 03:16 PM]
Extraordinary.
Nemonater  [Aug 20, 2014 at 06:18 PM]
Exceptional
socalcoins  [Dec 12, 2014 at 11:11 PM]
Wow!
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