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Domitian RIC-730a
AR Denarius, 3.40g
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 730a (C3). BMC 189. RSC 274.
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. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
Acquired from Wayne C. Phillips, January 2014.

The first issue of 92, of which this coin is from, was large indeed, certainly one of the largest of the reign. Ian Carradice conducted a die study of this issue and determined the mint was divided into officina based on the separate Minerva reverse types, much like it had been in 81-82, after an apparent hiatus.

Historical note: Domitian was campaigning against the Suebi and Sarmatians during 92, perhaps accounting for such a large issue.

A very common coin in uncommonly good style.
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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Domitian
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Date added:Jan 29, 2014
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Skyler  [Jan 30, 2014 at 05:09 AM]
sulcipius  [Jan 30, 2014 at 06:17 PM]
An absolutely perfect and awesome Domitianus Denarius Congrats
Lucas H  [Jan 31, 2014 at 10:52 AM]
Very nice portrait!