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Domitian RIC-735
AR Denarius, 3.56g
Rome mint, 92 AD
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 adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 735 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, December 2015. Ex Jyrki Muona Collection.

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. A few dies with IMP XXI were altered with an additional 'I', which can be seen here squeezed before COS on the reverse. Perhaps word of the new imperial acclamation reached the mint the same day this coin was struck.

Well centered with an above average portrait. Nicely toned too.
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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Domitian
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Date added:Dec 22, 2015
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okidoki  [Dec 22, 2015 at 10:46 AM]
nice coin
FlaviusDomitianus  [Dec 22, 2015 at 02:06 PM]
Sharp eye!
Nemonater  [Dec 22, 2015 at 08:59 PM]
What a cool coin, well done!
orfew  [Dec 23, 2015 at 01:44 AM]
Great coin
Jay GT4  [Dec 23, 2015 at 07:43 PM]
Very cool