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Domitian RIC II 0059
Domitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec A.D.. (2.97g, 18.5mm, 6h). Obv: IMPP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield. RIC II 59 (R2).

Minted in Domitians first year as emperor, this type depicts his patron deity, Minerva. Although Domitians Minerva coins are quite common, RIC II ranks this particular issue as R2. "The rare aspect of this coin is the filiation DIVI VESP F in the obv. legend."- Curtis Clay. This is one of the nicer coins in my collection with very little wear, even on the highest points of the devices.
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David Atherton  [Jun 09, 2011 at 07:57 PM]
Awesome coin! Nice and rare.
Bud Stewart  [Jun 09, 2011 at 08:01 PM]
Beautiful.
curtislclay  [Jun 09, 2011 at 08:03 PM]
The rare aspect of this coin is the filiation DIVI VESP F in the obv. legend, which in this issue is not usually present.
Steve E  [Jun 10, 2011 at 05:36 AM]
Very impressive
Randygeki(h2)  [Jun 28, 2011 at 06:44 PM]
Always cool a see a rare coin with a good portrait, nice detail and in good codition
Jim H  [Aug 01, 2018 at 02:44 AM]
Tom Cederlind would have remarked that the ancient slash across the throat was the mark of damnatio memoriae.
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