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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 Domitianís coinage. Despite the flan flaw, this is a decent example of a scarce type.
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Nemonater  [May 14, 2014 at 12:44 AM]
Breathtaking piece!
ancientdave  [May 14, 2014 at 05:00 AM]
The portrait is in fine style. Very nice toning. Great addition!
FlaviusDomitianus  [May 14, 2014 at 09:52 AM]
Excellent coin
Jay GT4  [May 14, 2014 at 10:17 PM]
What a great coin!
quadrans  [May 17, 2014 at 09:14 AM]
Hoops nice one ..
kc  [May 17, 2014 at 01:25 PM]
superb portrait!!!
socalcoins  [May 18, 2014 at 12:43 AM]
Nice!
renegade3220  [May 28, 2014 at 12:33 PM]
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!