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Domitian RIC 72
AR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome Mint, 81 AD
RIC 72 (R2). BMC - . RSC 575a.
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; Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt
Ex MŁnzhandlung Dirk LŲbbers (eBay), April 2017.

The reverse is a carry-over pulvinaria type from Titus' coinage with an added touch of filial piety on the obverse. The 'DIVI VESP F' in the obverse legend is a scarce variant not often seen on Domitian's denarii. This is only the second denarius with the legend variant I've been able to obtain.

Sharp details and in good early style.


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FlaviusDomitianus  [May 02, 2017 at 04:39 AM]
Nice catch, congrats!
Randygeki(h2)  [May 02, 2017 at 05:25 AM]
Cool addition!
Jay GT4  [May 02, 2017 at 08:48 AM]
Very nice
djmacdo  [May 02, 2017 at 09:51 AM]
Nice coin and informative description.
quadrans  [May 03, 2017 at 02:47 AM]
Nice find..
Jim H  [May 27, 2017 at 12:30 PM]
It appears to be a die match for mine. Speaks to its rarity.