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Domitian RIC-843
AR Cistophorus, 10.65g
Rome mint (for Asia), 82 AD
RIC 843 (C). BMC 252. RSC 667. RPC 865 (9 spec.).
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG P M COS VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
Acquired from Coldwater Coins, February 2014.

Domitian minted a small series of cistophori at Rome early in his reign for distribution in Asia Minor. This military type was newly introduced previously by Titus on his cistophori and continued to be identically struck under Domitian. It is not clear why a military type was struck for such a prosperous and peaceful region. Previously these cistophori were attributed to Ephesus, but it is fairly clear style wise they belong to Rome.

Honest wear with clear legends and devices. A real beauty in hand.
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Feb 10, 2014 at 02:43 PM]
Nice example of the type.
Sam  [Feb 10, 2014 at 08:45 PM]
Interesting and nice coin , congratulations David.
Jay GT4  [Feb 10, 2014 at 09:10 PM]
Great! Love these big silver coins
ancientdave  [Feb 12, 2014 at 03:04 AM]
An awesome addition!!