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Domitian RIC 98
AR Denarius, 2.84g
Rome mint, 82 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 98 (C). BMC 24. RSC 592. BNC 34.

This denarius was struck in the early 82, prior to Domitian's overhaul of the mint later that same year when the fineness of the denarius was increased and the reverse types changed over to new designs. The type of Minverva advancing right was issued for Domitian as Caesar under Titus and continued to be struck for him as Augustus. This reverse design survived the mint reorganisation and became one of the four standard Minerva types used on his denarii from 83 until the end of the reign.

Struck on a tight flan in good early style.

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Mat  [Oct 08, 2014 at 11:08 PM]
Definitely see the difference in the older style and his usual types. Nice addition!
labienus  [Oct 09, 2014 at 02:45 PM]
Difficult to find a most perfectly centered observe and a lovely style.
renegade3220  [Oct 09, 2014 at 10:10 PM]
Nice as always! I didn't even see this one for sale. Nice pick-up
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