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Domitian RIC-676
AR Denarius, 2.98g
Rome mint, 88-89 AD (sixth issue)
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side (M3)
RIC 676 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC 151.
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, October 2015.

TRP VIII and IMP XXI is a very scarce dating combination on Domitian's denarii. The rarity of the dating indicates it was most likely struck for a short period of time, perhaps only for a few weeks or days prior to 14 September 89, upon which Domitian became TRP VIIII. The first Pannonian War would account for the rapid succession of imperial acclamations during this time period.

A good, solid portrait and well centered strike. Notable personally as the first coin from this issue I have acquired.

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orfew  [Oct 31, 2015 at 10:34 PM]
Very nice David
Jay GT4  [Oct 31, 2015 at 10:45 PM]
Lovely rarity
Sam  [Oct 31, 2015 at 11:45 PM]
Nice and rare issue.
quadrans  [Nov 01, 2015 at 05:49 AM]
Congratulation David?.
FlaviusDomitianus  [Nov 01, 2015 at 06:49 AM]
Another nice find.
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