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Domitian RIC-726
AR Denarius, 3.72g
Rome mint, 91 AD
RIC 726 (C). BMC 184. RSC 268.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side (M3)
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, February 2014.

Struck between 14 September and 31 December 91, this is a fairly common denarius. I had some attribution difficulty due to the partially off flan COS date, which differenates this issue from the more common following issue. Once in hand with a good loupe I was able to see it was indeed COS XV.

What stands out to me about this coin is the very high style portrait (very different than my RIC 724 from the same issue). Exceptionally well engraved in good metal with a nice large flan.
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ancientdave  [Feb 25, 2014 at 06:54 PM]
Very attractive coin!!