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Domitian RIC-108
Dupondius, 13.37g
Rome mint, 82 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M; Head of Domitian, radiate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VIII DES VIIII P P; S C in field; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side
RIC 108 (C2). BMC 278. BNC 288.
Acquired from Incitatus Coins, March 2020.

Minerva was a popular type on Domitian's early bronze. This variant struck in 82 showing Minerva with thunderbolt and shield would later become one of the standard types for the denarius the following year. It is likely based on a cult image of the goddess.

A handsome coin in fine style.
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Jay GT4  [Apr 02, 2020 at 02:25 PM]
Very nice, love the two tone
FlaviusDomitianus  [Apr 02, 2020 at 03:36 PM]
Nice example.
SRukke  [Apr 03, 2020 at 10:32 PM]
Great portrait.
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