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09b Domitian as Caesar RIC-1492
AR Denarius, 3.10g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 1492 (R). BMC 487. RSC 45c. RPC 1466 (3 spec.).
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: COS IIII across field; Eagle stg. facing on garlanded base, wings open, head r.
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, group lot 806.

A delightful Domitian as Caesar denarius from the rare 'o' mint. RIC speculates the mysterious mint is Ephesus based on the use of the 'o' mint mark which was also used at that mint in its last known series in 74.

This reverse type of Eagle on garlanded base is known from Rome for Vespasian and Titus. A wonderful portrait accompanies this large flan specimen.

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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Domitian
File Size:109 KB
Date added:Feb 04, 2013
Dimensions:598 x 285 pixels
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Feb 04, 2013 at 11:07 AM]
Another great coin. Congrats!
Randygeki(h2)  [Feb 04, 2013 at 11:11 AM]
Nice addition!
socalcoins  [Feb 04, 2013 at 12:57 PM]
o-my! Very nice!!!
SPQR Coins  [Feb 04, 2013 at 01:54 PM]
A wonderful addition to your amazing collection!
Jay GT4  [Feb 04, 2013 at 04:40 PM]
Interesting portrait of Domitian!