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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V0680
Domitian under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 73 A.D. (2.96 grams, 19.27 mm. 0 degree). Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head right. Rev: Domitian riding horse left, right hand raised, sceptre in left with human head on it. RIC II V680. BMC 129.

This type probably refers to triumphal parade held for the victory Vespasian and Titus earned in Judaea. Suetonius and Josephus reveal that while Vespasian and Titus rode in separate chariots, Domitian, "magnificently adorned," rode alongside Titus' chariot on a splendid white horse.
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Jay GT4  [Apr 05, 2011 at 11:41 AM]
Nice to have a scarcer type! Congrats!
Lucas H  [Apr 05, 2011 at 11:54 AM]
Thanks for the help identifying it Jay GT4!
Steve E  [Apr 26, 2011 at 05:07 AM]
Great coin!!!
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