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Domitian RIC II 0601A
Domitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 88 A.D. (2.78g, 18.5mm, 6h) Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP VIII, laureate head left. Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC inscribed on column; to r., incense burner; further r., Herald stgl l., with wand and shield. RIC 601A (R3). Ex Harry N. Sneh via David Atherton.

This coin is thus far unique and unpublished. It was found by a metal detector in Hushwaite, North Hampshire in 2009. Carradice was made aware of the coin in 2010, and it should be assigned 601A in the upcoming RIC II addenda. The actual find is registered at the UKDFD site Ref No: 16818.
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David Atherton  [Mar 06, 2013 at 10:41 AM]
I hope you enjoy this one Lucas! We will probably not see another anytime soon.
Lucas H  [Mar 06, 2013 at 11:03 AM]
That could be, but if there is one in North Hampshire, hopefully more will be found closer to Rome. It went a long way to be the only one that gets found. As with many things, time will tell. Now I need the regular D601 to go with it.
FlaviusDomitianus  [Mar 06, 2013 at 11:10 AM]
Metal detecting is strictly forbidden in Italy, it's hard to find here another one!
David Atherton  [Mar 06, 2013 at 11:11 AM]
The fact it was found in North Yorkshire at a time Domitian began dismantling the northern frontier line of forts is very intriguing! The odds of this rare type being found that far from Rome (the edge of the known civilised world) is truly staggering.
renegade3220  [Mar 11, 2013 at 12:12 AM]
Great addition Lucas! You didn't have to trade David a kidney for that one did you!?
quadrans  [May 27, 2013 at 07:43 PM]
Hmmm congrats very enjoyable coin..
Aarmale  [Jun 08, 2013 at 05:11 PM]
WOW! A fantastic addition!
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