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Domitian RIC 59
AR Denarius, 3.16g
Rome Mint, 81 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 59 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex Ancient Treasures, eBay, December 2013.

The Minerva reverse type seen here was also issued for Domitian as Caesar under Titus. It is coupled with the rare obverse DIVI VESP F legend variant. Not listed in Cohen, BMCRE, or Ian Carradice's Coinage and Finances in the Reign of Domitian (1983).

A very Titus-like portrait, typical of the early issues.
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Dec 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM]
Nice find, I miss that one!
ancientdave  [Dec 31, 2013 at 06:28 PM]
Great coin!
labienus  [Jan 29, 2014 at 05:43 PM]
very interesting portrait indeed