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Domitian RIC-141
AR Denarius, 3.70g
Rome Mint, 82 AD
Domitian, denarius
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR POT IMP II COS VIII DES VIIII P P; Fortuna stg. l., with rudder and cornucopiae
RIC 141 (C). BMC 34. RSC 610. BNC 35.
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, January 2010. Ex Beast Coins November 2006.

With one of the larger flans I have seen on a denarius (21mm), this coin is part of the coinage reforms Domitian began in 82 AD. The denarius was increased to its Augustan weight levels and one can argue the quality of the portrait style was improved as well. Fortuna is featured on the reverse and most likely commemorates her part in Domitian's escape from Vitellian forces during the Civil War in December 69.


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Randygeki(h2)  [Feb 02, 2010 at 02:50 AM]
another nice one!
Tibsi  [Feb 02, 2010 at 07:29 AM]
What a beautiful portrait! Great!
Jay GT4  [Feb 02, 2010 at 07:14 PM]
Glad you got it back!
socalcoins  [Jun 09, 2013 at 01:35 AM]
Very nice!
Sam  [Oct 06, 2013 at 08:11 PM]
Very nice