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Domitian RIC-852
AR Cistophorus, 10.23g
Rome mint (for Asia), 95 AD
RIC 852 (C). BMC 254. RSC 22a. RPC 874 (5 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: AVG GERM across field; Bundle of six corn ears
Acquired from Civitas Galleries, September 2013.

In 82 and 95 Domitian struck cistophori at Rome for circulation in Asia Minor. This coin is part of the issue of 95 and repeats a classic agrarian reverse Augustus used on his cistophori. Apparently the cistophorus went down better than the denarius with the locals and so had to be struck periodically when required.

A hefty coin in fine late period Roman style. Same dies as the RIC plate coin.

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Jay GT4  [Sep 16, 2013 at 07:56 PM]
I love these big silver coins! Great piece!
Mat  [Sep 16, 2013 at 08:01 PM]
I'd like one of these big silvers myself. Nice coin all around!
Nemonater  [Sep 16, 2013 at 11:01 PM]
Very attractive, nice addition.
FlaviusDomitianus  [Sep 17, 2013 at 05:38 AM]
Not so easy to find. Nice addition.
Sam  [Sep 18, 2013 at 12:21 AM]
Beautiful Rarity