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Domitian RIC-597A
AR Denarius, 2.96g
Rome mint, 88 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
RIC 597A (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh collection, lot 728.

A unique denarius that is a variant of RIC 597 and 598, both of which feature the same reverse type with obverse head left but differ in regards to the legend - 597 has DOMIT instead of DOMITIAN clockwise, and 598 has the same legend but anti-clockwise. Harry Sneh notified Ian Carradice of this new variant and the coin has been assigned 597A in the upcoming RIC II addenda.

The reverse type is part of the third series of denarii struck in 88 which commemorates Domitian's Secular Games and features the herald announcing them.

Some corrosion, but nicely centered with a neat portrait.

*Update* The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda cites another specimen: G&N 9, 3 November 2013, lot 465.

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FlaviusDomitianus  [Jun 17, 2013 at 11:14 AM]
This is indeed a great catch. Congrats!
Potator II  [Jun 17, 2013 at 05:38 PM]
Indeed, and only a specialist as you are could spot it.
Jay GT4  [Jun 17, 2013 at 05:56 PM]
Excellent!
ancientdave  [Jun 17, 2013 at 09:46 PM]
An exciting find!
Molinari  [Jun 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM]
Nice addition, congrats!
Lucas H  [Jun 25, 2013 at 09:51 AM]
Very nice. Let me know which Vespasian you want in trade for this
Sam  [Oct 02, 2013 at 03:26 PM]
Stunning Example.
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