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Domitian as Caesar RIC-267
AR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome Mint, 80 AD (Titus)
RIC 267(C). BMC 88. RSC 390.
Obv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VIIē; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Goat standing l., in laurel-wreath.
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2007.

Issued during Titus' reign, this coin's reverse depicts Amalthea, the Cretan goat which nursed the infant Jupiter. An obvious allusion to Domitian being the next in line to the throne.

A nicely centered coin in decent shape of this unusual reverse type. A welcome addition to my growing Domitian as Caesar denarii.
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Lucas H  [Jun 20, 2015 at 01:25 PM]
Excellent centering and nice legends