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Domitian RIC 21
AR Denarius, 3.24g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 21 (R2). BMC p. 299 note. RSC 58.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P; Curule chair, wreath above
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection

This denarius was issued very early in the reign, perhaps before Domitian was elected Pontif Maximus, hence only PONT appears on his obverse legend here.

A rare denarius with sharp details and dark toning featuring a nice early portrait.
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ancientdave  [May 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM]
Great detail and toning!
Lucas H  [May 17, 2012 at 08:48 AM]
And issued, perhaps, before the more stylized portraits of Domitian?
David Atherton  [May 18, 2012 at 10:20 AM]
Yes, very early in the reign. The die-cutters were probably still working with the Domitian as Caesar busts.
Sam  [Oct 11, 2016 at 06:59 PM]
Superb.