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Domitian RIC-771
AR Denarius, 3.30g
Rome mint, 95 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minverva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 771 (C2). BMC 223. RSC 289. BNC 201.
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, June 2015.

Domitian held the consulship in 95, which dates this denarius between 1 January and 13 September of that year. Brian Jones speculates that during 95/96 Domitian waged a campaign against the Iazyges in the vicinity of Singidunum. This military activity may account for the large issues of denarii struck during the final years of the reign.

A rounded, youthful looking portrait of Domitian is seen here. Interestingly, a mound of hair is perched atop the balding emperor, showcasing flattering and competent craftsmanship by the engraver. Honest wear with good toning.
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Mat  [Jun 08, 2015 at 11:41 AM]
Great portrait and love the toning
Randygeki(h2)  [Jun 13, 2015 at 03:01 AM]
indeed, very nice!