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Domitian as Caesar RIC 97
AR Denarius, 2.74g
Rome mint, 80 AD (Titus)
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Salus, stg. r., resting on column, feeding snake out of patera
RIC 97 (C). BMC 84. RSC 386. BNC -.
Ex Lanz, eBay, 28 March 2016.

The Salus feeding snake type was struck for Domitian Caesar under both Vespasian as COS VI and Titus as COS VII. AVG F in the obverse legend indicates this denarius was coined before Vespasian's deification, after which DIVI F was used. This Salus type was unique to Domitan Caesar and was discontinued in the following DIVI F issue when a whole new slate of reverse designs were employed.

Not as commonly found as the COS VI version.

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okidoki  [Apr 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM]
very nice
orfew  [Apr 11, 2016 at 12:42 PM]
I love the reverse.
FlaviusDomitianus  [Apr 11, 2016 at 01:18 PM]
Nice example.
Jay GT4  [Apr 11, 2016 at 07:14 PM]
Nice portrait!
quadrans  [Apr 11, 2016 at 07:15 PM]
Good choice..
curtislclay  [Apr 11, 2016 at 08:06 PM]
Reka Devnia figures: allegedly 18 COS VI, all in Sofia, vs. 5 COS VII, all in Varna.
But the 5 Varna pieces were probably also in fact COS VI, joining countless other misattributions of Varna coins in Mouchmov's Reka Devnia monograph. So the true RD figures were probably COS VI, 23; COS VII, none.
I think RIC's rating "C" was a mistake: this coin deserved "R" or even "R2".
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