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00 Domitian as Caesar RIC-1089 [Vespasian]
AR Quinarius, 1.46g
Rome Mint, 79 AD
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST; Victory std. l., with wreath and palm
RIC 1089 (R3). BMC -. RSC -. BNC 243.

An extremely rare quinarius struck for Domitian Caesar in 79. RIC records only one example in Paris (BNC 243) and lists the rarity as 'unique', this specimen then is the second known example. Domitian's COS VI coins most likely date towards the end of Vespasian's reign and the beginning of Titus' rule, indicating the issue was struck uninterrupted after Vespasian's death in June.

Struck in good metal in neat and fine style.
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ickster  [Aug 02, 2016 at 03:54 AM]
Congrats on a once in a lifetime find! Thanks for sharing and for the write up.
FlaviusDomitianus  [Aug 02, 2016 at 05:14 AM]
Great find, congrats!
maridvnvm  [Aug 02, 2016 at 05:22 AM]
Great find.
okidoki  [Aug 02, 2016 at 07:02 AM]
Nice find indeed
quadrans  [Aug 02, 2016 at 09:30 AM]
Rare piece...!..
Sam  [Aug 02, 2016 at 10:12 AM]
Superb addition, congratulations !
Fatih K  [Aug 02, 2016 at 03:21 PM]
Excellent !
Nemonater  [Aug 08, 2016 at 04:59 PM]
Fantastic addition!
ancientdave  [Aug 21, 2016 at 04:48 PM]
Awesome find, congrats!
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