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Domitian as Caesar under Titus RIC II T0518 cistophoric tetradrachm
Domitian as Caesar under Titus. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Rome Mint for Asia. 80-81 A.D. (10.64 g, 23,3m, 6h). Obv: CAES DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right. Rev: PRINC IVVENTVT, Domitian riding left, right hand raised, holding scepter. RIC II (Titus 518).

Subject to some dispute, cistophorii of the Flavians are thought to be minted in Rome for use in the East based on style. This coin mimics a denarius of Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian (RIC II V539), and likely refers to Domitians ride in the Judean triumph celebrated by Vespasian and Titius. Ex Incitatus, HBJ, and ACCG.
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Randygeki(h2)  [Sep 29, 2011 at 07:54 PM]
cool reverse
ancientdave  [Jan 23, 2016 at 07:35 PM]
Wow, this is a fantastic coin! How did I miss this one?!
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