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Domitian RIC 59
AR Denarius, 3.16g
Rome Mint, 81 AD
RIC 59 (R2). BMC - . RSC - .
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)
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