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Domitian RIC II 0845
Domitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Rome Mint for Asia. 82 A.D. (10.73g, 25.2m, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG P M COS VIII, laureate head r. Rev: DOMITIA AVGVSTA, bust of Domitia, draped, right, hair massed in front and long plait behind. RIC II 845. RPC 866.

Cistophoric tetradrachms show enough stylistic links that most agree they were minted in Rome, but for circulation in the East. Valued at 3 denarii, cistophori, named for the cista mystica, the basket of snakes used during the initiation rites for the cult of Dionysus, were the denomination of the kingdom of Pergamum in Asia Minor.
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Steve E  [Apr 28, 2012 at 05:03 PM]
Desirable "two for one" portrait type! I call heads
Jay GT4  [May 20, 2012 at 01:41 PM]
Wow, great find
HELEN S  [Aug 04, 2013 at 03:21 PM]
Beautiful coin great addition to a collection
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