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Domitian RIC II 0334
Domitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.08g, 22mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP, Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; to r. owl (M2). RIC II 334 (R2).

This is one of a scare issue of precious metal coinage from 85 A.D. immediately after the fineness of the silver and the weight were reduced to standards approximating those of Nero. In addition to the issue itself being scarce, the use of the aegis on the portrait is very rare in Domitians coinage. Despite the flan flaw, this is a decent example of a scarce type.
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Nemonater  [May 13, 2014 at 11:44 PM]
Breathtaking piece!
ancientdave  [May 14, 2014 at 04:00 AM]
The portrait is in fine style. Very nice toning. Great addition!
FlaviusDomitianus  [May 14, 2014 at 08:52 AM]
Excellent coin
Jay GT4  [May 14, 2014 at 09:17 PM]
What a great coin!
quadrans  [May 17, 2014 at 08:14 AM]
Hoops nice one ..
kc  [May 17, 2014 at 12:25 PM]
superb portrait!!!
socalcoins  [May 17, 2014 at 11:43 PM]
Nice!
renegade3220  [May 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM]
You can't go wrong with something like this. I keep saying I will buy more Domitian. However, I find many of his coins "dull." Not this one! By Nero's fiddle, this is spectacular!
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