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Domitian RIC 02
AR Denarius, 3.08g
Rome mint, 81 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII; Dolphin coiled around anchor
RIC 2 (R). BMC 3. RSC 551. BNC 3.
Ex Den of Antiquity, eBay, March 2014.

Domitian's first issue of denarii seamlessly picks up where Titus' last issue left off. The pulvinaria types minted for Titus are reused and the portraits of Domitian are identical to those issued for him as Caesar under Titus. The only titles present here are IMP, AVG, TR P, and COS; titles he would have assumed immediately upon Titus' death. The dolphin and anchor reverse is a bit rarer than others from this issue. The obverse is a die match with my RIC 1.

A decent coin struck on a small flan (typical of the early issues) in good early style.
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John Anthony  [Mar 24, 2014 at 07:08 PM]
Nice coin.
TheEmpireNeverEnded  [Mar 24, 2014 at 07:22 PM]
Enjoyable significance.
socalcoins  [Mar 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM]
Congratulations... this is not an easy coin to find in the marketplace!
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