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Domitian RIC-737
AR Denarius, 3.59g
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 737 (R2). BMC (spec. acquired 1977). RSC - .
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear, shield at her l. side (M3)
Ex Dionysos Numismatik, eBay, April 2014.

Domitian struck the same series of four Minerva types for his denarii regularly every year from 83 onwards. Some issues are more rare than others - a few are very rare. This coin is from a very rare issue struck towards the end of summer 92 and can be dated by the TR P XI and IMP XXII, an exceedingly rare combination. This series commemorating his 22nd imperial acclamation was most likely awarded for a victory against the Sarmatians and Suevi near the end of the campaigning season just before he became TR P XII on 14th September. The rarity of this dating combination indicates how tight the window was for this issue.

Excellent example with a good style portrait.
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Apr 21, 2014 at 08:51 PM]
Great eye, I overlooked this one!
Jay GT4  [Apr 22, 2014 at 02:55 AM]
Great detail on Minerva
Sam  [Apr 22, 2014 at 07:47 PM]
Stunning & Superb.
ancientdave  [Apr 22, 2014 at 09:15 PM]
Great coin and info!