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Domitian RIC-688
AR Denarius, 3.35g
Rome mint, 89 AD
RIC 688 (C2). BMC 163. RSC 255.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Acquired from Numisbur (eBay), August 2017.

In 88 and 89, due to increased military campaigns in Germania and Dacia, imperial acclamations were being awarded to Domitian at a quick pace culminating in a double triumph the Senate voted Domitian over the chatti and Dacians at the end of 89. The rapid succession of titles was meticulously recorded on his denarii. This denarius dates between mid September and 31 December 89. Domitian's double triumph was held while this issue was struck.

Good style portrait typical of the period.
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Jay GT4  [Aug 17, 2017 at 09:01 AM]
Good find David, I suspect the coin is even better in hand
quadrans  [Aug 17, 2017 at 10:27 AM]
Nice find I agree..
Vincent  [Aug 17, 2017 at 11:33 AM]
Minerva.. Like that Goddess ...Commodus was partial to her also.