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Domitian RIC 43
AR Denarius, 3.30g
Rome mint, 81 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Altar, garlanded and lighted
RIC 43 (C2). BMC 23. RSC 577. BNC 22.
Acquired from Ancient Imports, July 2014.

This lighted altar reverse is a pulvinar type struck by Domitian as Caesar under Titus and continued to be struck for him as Augustus. It may represent the pulvinar of Vesta and Vulcan. The fact this type was struck under both Titus and Domitian indicates little interruption in mint activity between the two reigns.

A respectable coin in fine early style reminiscent of those struck under Titus.
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FlaviusDomitianus  [Jul 14, 2014 at 07:14 PM]
A pleasant example of the type.
Jay GT4  [Jul 14, 2014 at 10:40 PM]
Youthful portrait!
Mat  [Jul 15, 2014 at 02:33 AM]
Nice addition.
ancientdave  [Jul 15, 2014 at 04:36 AM]
Nice toning!
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