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Domitian RIC-674
AR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 88-89 AD (sixth issue)
RIC 674 (R2). BMC 157. RSC 254c.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
Ex Private Collection.

All the denarii from the sixth issue of 88-89 are quite scarce, perhaps struck for only for a few weeks or days prior to 14 September 89, upon which Domitian became TRP VIIII. The first Pannonian War may account for the rapid succession of imperial acclamations during this time period. This Minerva M1 type is the only example the BM has from the issue, just to indicate how rare it is.

Solid portrait with honest wear.
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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Domitian
File Size:74 KB
Date added:Jan 25, 2017
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Mat  [Jan 24, 2017 at 11:25 PM]
I like the portrait on this
Randygeki(h2)  [Jan 25, 2017 at 03:54 AM]
I like it too, congrats!
FlaviusDomitianus  [Jan 26, 2017 at 06:04 AM]
Nice catch!