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Domitian RIC-101
AR Denarius, 3.43g
Rome Mint, 82 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt
RIC 101 (R). BMC 26. RSC 597. BNC 30.
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, lot 712. Ex CNG E212, 17 June 2009, lot 294.

This denarius is part of the last issue before Domitian reformed the coinage in 82 AD. Prior to the reform Domitian's coinage maintained the same reverse types (evidenced by this carry over 'pulvinar' reverse of Titus), fabric, fineness, and style as those minted under Titus. After the reform all of that changed, along with the dismissal and banishment of the financial secretary Julius Aug. lib. who presumably did not approve of the new changes.

A sharp looking denarius in hand. Nicely toned too.
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ickster  [May 22, 2013 at 02:17 AM]
Good Lord! That is one nice coin
ancientdave  [May 22, 2013 at 03:21 AM]
Wow, what an attractive coin!
FlaviusDomitianus  [May 22, 2013 at 04:18 AM]
Agreed, nice one!
Sosius  [May 23, 2013 at 04:20 PM]
Great coin---again!
quadrans  [Jun 02, 2013 at 05:39 PM]
Great coin I agree....
Jay GT4  [Jun 02, 2013 at 06:29 PM]
Really nice!
Augustin Caron  [Jun 19, 2013 at 03:44 PM]
Great coin!
carthago  [Aug 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM]
Great looking coin and interesting history
Sam  [Jan 22, 2014 at 02:45 PM]
What a stunning example !
orfew  [Mar 18, 2019 at 09:28 PM]
A cool type
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