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Domitian RIC-733
AR Denarius, 3.58g
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 733 (C3). BMC 194. RSC 271.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, October 2014.

Here is a very common denarius struck between 1 January - 13 September 92 at a time of extremely high mint activity. The issue is the largest of the reign according to hoard finds (See Carradice, Coinage and Finances in the Reign of Domitian 1983). Domitian was campaigning against the Suebi and Sarmatians during 92, perhaps accounting for such an extraordinary output of coins.

The coin is in very fine style and struck on a tight flan. A most beautiful piece in hand.
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Mat  [Oct 18, 2014 at 08:52 PM]
Great portrait indeed!
Sam  [Oct 18, 2014 at 09:03 PM]
Spectacular one !
FlaviusDomitianus  [Oct 19, 2014 at 11:38 AM]
Nicely toned.