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Domitian RIC-344
AR Denarius, 3.20g
Rome mint, 85 AD (fifth issue)
Obv: IMP•CAES•DOMIT AVG•GERM•P•M TR P V; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP•VIIII COS XI CENS•POT P•P•; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side (M3)
RIC 344 (R2). BMC -. RSC 186. BNC 87.
Ex CNG E363, 11 November 2015, lot 319.

An extremely rare denarius from the fifth issue of 85. Coined shortly after Domitian reduced the fineness of the denarius by 5% to the old Neronian level after having raised it in 82 to the Augustan standard. RIC cites Paris and Oxford with examples of this type.

Struck on a large flan (21 mm!) in superb fine style.

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Mat  [Nov 17, 2015 at 06:44 PM]
A nice portrait on this one.
orfew  [Nov 17, 2015 at 08:53 PM]
What a lovely rare example.
Jay GT4  [Nov 19, 2015 at 01:37 AM]
Love these big flans
ancientdave  [Jan 23, 2016 at 07:15 PM]
Wow! The portrait is of the finest style, so appealing. Great find!