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Domitian RIC-144b
AR Denarius, 3.38g
Rome mint, 82-83 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IVPPITER CONSERVATOR; Eagle stg. front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head l.
RIC 144b (R). BMC 52. RSC 320. BNC 53.
Acquired from Zuzim Judaea, January 2010.

A denarius which possibly commemorates Domitian's escape from Vitellian forces after hiding in the Temple of Jupiter during the last days of the Civil War of 69 AD. The coin was also part of an issue that began Domitian's refinement of the coinage.

A fabulous portrait combined with a beautiful and lively eagle on the reverse.
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Album name:David Atherton / Imperial Coinage of Domitian
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Noah  [Jan 25, 2010 at 10:38 PM]
Spectacular coin! I absolutely love that portrait...and the eagle isn't too shabby either...
mihali84  [Jan 25, 2010 at 11:05 PM]
Nice coin! excellent detail and style
Jay GT4  [Jan 25, 2010 at 11:49 PM]
You've done it again!
Tibsi  [Jan 26, 2010 at 06:48 AM]
Very nice coin!
ancientdave  [Jan 26, 2010 at 03:45 PM]
A fantastically beautiful example! Congrats.
*Alex  [Jan 27, 2010 at 10:13 AM]
Great coin. Superb portrait.
Marsman  [Jan 29, 2010 at 08:21 AM]
It's a beauty!
Randygeki(h2)  [Feb 02, 2010 at 01:14 AM]
very beautiful
rexesq  [May 31, 2011 at 12:29 PM]
Beautiful, I have never seen a reverse with the eagle quite like this.... very impressive and very beautiful! Not to mention the amazing portrait....
Marcus Lepidus  [Jan 16, 2012 at 01:38 PM]
very nice