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Domitian RIC 31
AR Denarius, 2.90g
Rome mint, 81 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, semicircular frame decorated with three crescents
RIC 31 (R2). BMC 7. RSC 59. BNC 7.

A rare "PONT" denarius minted very early in Domitian's reign. The "T" in PONT is just off flan. The "PONT" denarii were minted before Domitian completed the religious rites required to be Pontifex Maximus. Same obverse die as the BM and Paris specimens (BMC 7 & BNC 7).

A coin only a collector could love. Corroded and polished (!), but still lovely, IMHO.

NB: Thanks to Curtis Clay for additional attribution assistance.
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Jul 30, 2012 at 07:26 PM]
Nice find, I miss this one!
curtislclay  [Jul 30, 2012 at 08:20 PM]
Looks like the same obv. die but a different rev. die than the BM and Paris specimens cited by RIC.
Jay GT4  [Jul 30, 2012 at 09:24 PM]
Good eye
David Atherton  [Jul 30, 2012 at 09:30 PM]
Thanks Curtis for the additional info, duly noted.
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