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Domitian RIC 54
AR Denarius, 3.02g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 54 (C2). BMC 20. RSC 568.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Dolphin coiled around anchor
Acquired from Lucernae, eBay, February 2014.

This carry-over pulvinaria type from Titus' reign represents the pulvinar of Neptune. A common coin with an outstanding early style portrait. The portrait is so well executed that I can forgive the minor scrape on the reverse.

Well toned and much nicer in hand.
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Jay GT4  [Feb 26, 2014 at 07:37 PM]
Excellent!
FlaviusDomitianus  [Feb 26, 2014 at 08:10 PM]
I like the toning.
Sam  [Feb 26, 2014 at 10:06 PM]
Amazing coin.
ancientdave  [Feb 27, 2014 at 02:21 AM]
Awesome veristic style!
SPQR Matt  [Feb 27, 2014 at 02:50 AM]
This is a beauty, congratulations on an excellent addition.
Nemonater  [Feb 27, 2014 at 04:09 PM]
A real gem!
Potator II  [Feb 28, 2014 at 02:47 PM]
The portrait is so nice that I don't even notice the flaw on reverse : I must be "flawblind" !