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Domitian RIC 72
AR Denarius, 3.15g
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; Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt
RIC 72 (R2). BMC -. RSC 575a. BNC -.
Ex Mnzhandlung Dirk Lbbers (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. To date, this is only the second denarius with this 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.
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