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Domitian RIC 99
AR Denarius, 3.40g
Rome mint, 82 AD
RIC 99 (R). BMC 25. RSC 592a.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P; Minerva stg. l., with Victory and sceptre; at feet, shield
Acquired from Pars Coins, eBay, 20 January 2016.

A rare coin that is part of the first issue of 82, but the last to be struck on the old standard. After this issue Domitian would increase the fineness and weight of the denarius as part of a coinage reform. Minerva and Victory did not become one of the standard Minerva types that were struck year after year until the end of the reign. It made its last appearance in this issue and is the scarcest type of the series.

Struck with new dies in superb veristic style. A really beautiful denarius showcasing the fine technical and artistic craftsmanship of the Rome mint.
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Mat  [Jan 27, 2016 at 10:57 PM]
Wonderfully centered and great portrait.
Jay GT4  [Jan 27, 2016 at 11:11 PM]
Oh wow, that is a great portrait!
ickster  [Jan 28, 2016 at 12:45 AM]
Superb!
Matt Inglima  [Jan 28, 2016 at 01:50 AM]
Beautiful!
quadrans  [Jan 28, 2016 at 05:08 PM]
Huhh, Great.., BOT coin, to go there....
Nemonater  [Jan 28, 2016 at 08:05 PM]
Perfect coin, well done!
NORMAN K  [Feb 20, 2016 at 03:53 PM]
No imagination necessary on this coin. Its all there.