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Domitian RIC-737
AR Denarius, 3.59g
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 stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear, shield at her l. side (M3)
RIC 737 (R2). BMC (spec. acquired 1977). RSC -. BNC -.
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!
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