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Domitian RIC II 0843 Cistophoric tetradrachm
Domitian. 81-96 A.D. RIC 843. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Rome Mint for Asia. 82 A.D. (10.71 g, 25.78mm, 6o). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG [P M COS], VIII, laureate head right. Rev: no legend, Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by banner, the other by a hand. RPC 865, RSC 667, Sear 2718.

Some attribute the cistophorii of the Flavians to an eastern mint, but the style emulates that of Rome including the portrait, legends, and die axis leading many to believe they were minted in Rome for use in Asia.
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ancientdave  [Apr 29, 2011 at 04:13 PM]
Very nice coin
Antonivs Protti  [May 02, 2011 at 10:23 PM]
I love this type of coin.
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