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Domitian RIC II 078495 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Sept. 14, 95-Sept 13, 96 A.D. (3.08g, 17.2mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XV, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, altar, with two soldiers, flanked by aquilae, under each Aquila on top of altar is seated captive. RIC II 784 (R2).

Within days of his death, the Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae for Domitian. Despite the fact this coin was minted at the very end of his reign, it clearly saw circulation despite the Senateís action. This is one of the new reverse types for Domitianís 15th Tribunican year.
3 commentsLucas H08/01/18 at 03:49Jim H: I agree with D. Atherton and Marsman. First time ...
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Domitian RIC II 005990 viewsDomitian 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 Domitianís first year as emperor, this type depicts his patron deity, Minerva. Although Domitianís 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.
6 commentsLucas H08/01/18 at 03:44Jim H: Tom Cederlind would have remarked that the ancient...
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Domitian RIC II 007559 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VES[P F DOMITIA]N AVG PM, laureate head left. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 75 (R2), RSC 568d, BMC 22 note. Ex Forum.

Another early, and scarce Domitian. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carryover of al type issued under Titus the obverse legend and left facing portrait combination make this a scarce type.

In Flavian coinage, rarity is measured not only by number of examples, but also number of known die combinations. Demonstrating the scarcity of this coin, my example is both an obverse and reverse die match to David Atherton's http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-97819.
4 commentsLucas H08/01/18 at 03:42Jim H: The left-facing portrait is remarkable. I have ne...
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Domitian as Caesar under Titus RIC II T0518 cistophoric tetradrachm 62 viewsDomitian 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 Domitianís ride in the Judean triumph celebrated by Vespasian and Titius. Ex Incitatus, HBJ, and ACCG.
2 commentsLucas H01/23/16 at 20:35ancientdave: Wow, this is a fantastic coin! How did I miss this...
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V108736 viewsDomitian as Caesar 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 79, to 24 June A.D. (3.39g, 17.7mm, 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, laureate head right. Rev: Vesta std. l., with Palladium and scepter. RIC II V1087, BMC 262, RSC 378.

Vesta was the virgin goddess of home, hearth, and family. This was a part of the last issue of precious metal coins before Vespasianís death, and this reverse is not shared with Vespasian or Titus.

This is another upgrade. When I first narrowed by primary collecting area to Flavian denarii, I tended to pick up common coins without regard for condition. In the back of my mind, I wondered if another would come along at all, much less in a price range I could afford. After watching the market for a longer period of time and understanding it better, I see my mistake, and now have the patience to wait for better examples of common coins. However, this leaves me correcting some of my early mistakes with upgrades.

This example is well centered and the obverse lettering is very sharp.
2 commentsLucas H10/02/15 at 19:46Jay GT4: Plump portrait
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Domitian RIC II 059938 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AR Quinarius. Rome Mint 88 14, Sept.-31, Dec. A.D. (1.49g, 14.0m, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES COMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head r. Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, Herald adv., l., with wand and shield. RIC II 599, BMC 134, RSC 78.

Another of Domitianís series commemorating the Secular Games held in 88 A.D. While listed as equally as common as the denarius sharing the same reverse, Iíve not seen the quinarius in trade before.
1 commentsLucas H10/02/15 at 19:45Jay GT4: Great reverse
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V108736 viewsDomitian as Caesar 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 79, to 24 June A.D. (3.39g, 17.7mm, 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, laureate head right. Rev: Vesta std. l., with Palladium and scepter. RIC II V1087, BMC 262, RSC 378.

Vesta was the virgin goddess of home, hearth, and family. This was a part of the last issue of precious metal coins before Vespasianís death, and this reverse is not shared with Vespasian or Titus.

This is another upgrade. When I first narrowed by primary collecting area to Flavian denarii, I tended to pick up common coins without regard for condition. In the back of my mind, I wondered if another would come along at all, much less in a price range I could afford. After watching the market for a longer period of time and understanding it better, I see my mistake, and now have the patience to wait for better examples of common coins. However, this leaves me correcting some of my early mistakes with upgrades.

This example is well centered and the obverse lettering is very sharp.
2 commentsLucas H10/02/15 at 11:55David Atherton: Excellent upgrade!
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Domitian as Caesar under Titus RIC II T0267V39 viewsDomitian as Caesar under Titus. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 80-81 A.D. (3.28g, 18.0mm, 6h) Obv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head left. Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, goat standing left within laurel wreath. RIC II T267 Variant (head left) (R2).

An interesting variant on the right facing common coin minted under Titus after the deification of Vespasian. I thought this might be a unique example, but Curtis Clay was aware of a previous example sold by Lucernae, on eBay, 25 Nov. 2013. With a weight of 2.46g.

This example is well centered and has full legends. Given the wear, it was well circulated, and others are bound to surface.
1 commentsLucas H06/25/15 at 18:56Nemonater: Great catch!
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Domitian RIC II 007559 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VES[P F DOMITIA]N AVG PM, laureate head left. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 75 (R2), RSC 568d, BMC 22 note. Ex Forum.

Another early, and scarce Domitian. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carryover of al type issued under Titus the obverse legend and left facing portrait combination make this a scarce type.

In Flavian coinage, rarity is measured not only by number of examples, but also number of known die combinations. Demonstrating the scarcity of this coin, my example is both an obverse and reverse die match to David Atherton's http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-97819.
4 commentsLucas H05/05/15 at 03:19hill132: That is cool.
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Domitian RIC II 007559 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VES[P F DOMITIA]N AVG PM, laureate head left. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 75 (R2), RSC 568d, BMC 22 note. Ex Forum.

Another early, and scarce Domitian. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carryover of al type issued under Titus the obverse legend and left facing portrait combination make this a scarce type.

In Flavian coinage, rarity is measured not only by number of examples, but also number of known die combinations. Demonstrating the scarcity of this coin, my example is both an obverse and reverse die match to David Atherton's http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-97819.
4 commentsLucas H05/04/15 at 07:58FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition indeed!
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Domitian RIC II 007559 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VES[P F DOMITIA]N AVG PM, laureate head left. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 75 (R2), RSC 568d, BMC 22 note. Ex Forum.

Another early, and scarce Domitian. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carryover of al type issued under Titus the obverse legend and left facing portrait combination make this a scarce type.

In Flavian coinage, rarity is measured not only by number of examples, but also number of known die combinations. Demonstrating the scarcity of this coin, my example is both an obverse and reverse die match to David Atherton's http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-97819.
4 commentsLucas H05/04/15 at 03:26Jay GT4: Very nice!
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Domitian RIC II 076122 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint 93, 14 Sept.-94, 13 Sept. (3.40g, 19mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XIII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS PPP, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield (M1). RIC II 761, BMC 214, RSC 283b.

This is a common denarius of Domitianís reign in acceptable condition with complete legends if a bit worn. The lettering behind Domitianís head is remarkably sharp and was probably saved from some wear by the head itself.
1 commentsLucas H10/11/14 at 11:39Jay GT4: Classic Domitian portrait
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Domitian RIC II 074237 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint 92, 14 Sept.-93, 12 Sept. (3.19g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS PPP, Minerva stg. l. with spear (M4). RIC II 742. BMC 207. RSC 278. Ex CNG. From Collection DF.

A common denarius of Domitian in very good condition. This period saw the largest issues of denarii during Domitianís reign

2 commentsLucas H07/31/14 at 09:28David Atherton: Excellent example. This is BMC 207.
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Domitian RIC II 074237 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint 92, 14 Sept.-93, 12 Sept. (3.19g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS PPP, Minerva stg. l. with spear (M4). RIC II 742. BMC 207. RSC 278. Ex CNG. From Collection DF.

A common denarius of Domitian in very good condition. This period saw the largest issues of denarii during Domitianís reign

2 commentsLucas H07/30/14 at 13:20FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example.
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Domitian RIC II 033477 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.08g, 22mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP, Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; to r. owl (M2). RIC II 334 (R2).

This is one of a scare issue of precious metal coinage from 85 A.D. immediately after the fineness of the silver and the weight were reduced to standards approximating those of Nero. In addition to the issue itself being scarce, the use of the aegis on the portrait is very rare in Domitianís coinage. Despite the flan flaw, this is a decent example of a scarce type.
8 commentsLucas H05/28/14 at 12:33renegade3220: You can't go wrong with something like this. I...
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Domitian RIC II 033477 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.08g, 22mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP, Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; to r. owl (M2). RIC II 334 (R2).

This is one of a scare issue of precious metal coinage from 85 A.D. immediately after the fineness of the silver and the weight were reduced to standards approximating those of Nero. In addition to the issue itself being scarce, the use of the aegis on the portrait is very rare in Domitianís coinage. Despite the flan flaw, this is a decent example of a scarce type.
8 commentsLucas H05/18/14 at 00:43socalcoins: Nice!
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Domitian RIC II 033477 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.08g, 22mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP, Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; to r. owl (M2). RIC II 334 (R2).

This is one of a scare issue of precious metal coinage from 85 A.D. immediately after the fineness of the silver and the weight were reduced to standards approximating those of Nero. In addition to the issue itself being scarce, the use of the aegis on the portrait is very rare in Domitianís coinage. Despite the flan flaw, this is a decent example of a scarce type.
8 commentsLucas H05/17/14 at 13:25kc: superb portrait!!!
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Domitian RIC II 033477 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.08g, 22mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP, Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; to r. owl (M2). RIC II 334 (R2).

This is one of a scare issue of precious metal coinage from 85 A.D. immediately after the fineness of the silver and the weight were reduced to standards approximating those of Nero. In addition to the issue itself being scarce, the use of the aegis on the portrait is very rare in Domitianís coinage. Despite the flan flaw, this is a decent example of a scarce type.
8 commentsLucas H05/17/14 at 09:14quadrans: Hoops nice one ..
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Domitian RIC II 033477 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.08g, 22mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP, Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; to r. owl (M2). RIC II 334 (R2).

This is one of a scare issue of precious metal coinage from 85 A.D. immediately after the fineness of the silver and the weight were reduced to standards approximating those of Nero. In addition to the issue itself being scarce, the use of the aegis on the portrait is very rare in Domitianís coinage. Despite the flan flaw, this is a decent example of a scarce type.
8 commentsLucas H05/14/14 at 22:17Jay GT4: What a great coin!
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Domitian RIC II 033477 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.08g, 22mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP, Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; to r. owl (M2). RIC II 334 (R2).

This is one of a scare issue of precious metal coinage from 85 A.D. immediately after the fineness of the silver and the weight were reduced to standards approximating those of Nero. In addition to the issue itself being scarce, the use of the aegis on the portrait is very rare in Domitianís coinage. Despite the flan flaw, this is a decent example of a scarce type.
8 commentsLucas H05/14/14 at 09:52FlaviusDomitianus: Excellent coin
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Domitian RIC II 033477 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.08g, 22mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP, Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; to r. owl (M2). RIC II 334 (R2).

This is one of a scare issue of precious metal coinage from 85 A.D. immediately after the fineness of the silver and the weight were reduced to standards approximating those of Nero. In addition to the issue itself being scarce, the use of the aegis on the portrait is very rare in Domitianís coinage. Despite the flan flaw, this is a decent example of a scarce type.
8 commentsLucas H05/14/14 at 05:00ancientdave: The portrait is in fine style. Very nice toning. G...
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Domitian RIC II 033477 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.08g, 22mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP, Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column with spear and shield; to r. owl (M2). RIC II 334 (R2).

This is one of a scare issue of precious metal coinage from 85 A.D. immediately after the fineness of the silver and the weight were reduced to standards approximating those of Nero. In addition to the issue itself being scarce, the use of the aegis on the portrait is very rare in Domitianís coinage. Despite the flan flaw, this is a decent example of a scarce type.
8 commentsLucas H05/14/14 at 00:44Nemonater: Breathtaking piece!
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Domitian RIC II 076432 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 93 14 Sept.-94, 13 Sept. A.D. (3.77g, 18.8mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XIII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS PPP, Minerva standing left with spear (M4). RIC II 764.

This period of Domitianís reign saw tremendous issues of denarii with the ubiquitous four Minerva reverse types. The lettering on this example is crowded, probably reflecting the hurried production of dies during this period.
2 commentsLucas H03/20/14 at 02:45ancientdave: Great toning!
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Domitian RIC II 076432 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 93 14 Sept.-94, 13 Sept. A.D. (3.77g, 18.8mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XIII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS PPP, Minerva standing left with spear (M4). RIC II 764.

This period of Domitianís reign saw tremendous issues of denarii with the ubiquitous four Minerva reverse types. The lettering on this example is crowded, probably reflecting the hurried production of dies during this period.
2 commentsLucas H03/18/14 at 10:41David Atherton: Very good style for this issue.
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V149254 viewsDomitian as Caesar. 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Uncertain Asian Mint (ďoĒ mint) 76 A.D. (3.07g, 18.5mm, 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITANVS, laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII across field; Eagle stg. facing on garlanded base, wings open, head right. RIC II V1492 (R), BMC V487, RSC 45c.

The Flavianís mysterious ďoĒ mint was likely in Ephesus given stylistic links with earlier issues from that mint and the use of an annulet similar to the ďoĒ in the last issue from 74 A.D.. This example has the same dies as the Oxford example illustrated in the updated RIC, previously owned by Curtis Clay, and coming from the BMC collection through Bob Arnold before that. The small number of dies from this mint speaks to the ďoĒ mintís limited output.
5 commentsLucas H03/13/14 at 00:50curtislclay: Same dies, but better condition, than my former sp...
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V149254 viewsDomitian as Caesar. 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Uncertain Asian Mint (ďoĒ mint) 76 A.D. (3.07g, 18.5mm, 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITANVS, laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII across field; Eagle stg. facing on garlanded base, wings open, head right. RIC II V1492 (R), BMC V487, RSC 45c.

The Flavianís mysterious ďoĒ mint was likely in Ephesus given stylistic links with earlier issues from that mint and the use of an annulet similar to the ďoĒ in the last issue from 74 A.D.. This example has the same dies as the Oxford example illustrated in the updated RIC, previously owned by Curtis Clay, and coming from the BMC collection through Bob Arnold before that. The small number of dies from this mint speaks to the ďoĒ mintís limited output.
5 commentsLucas H03/13/14 at 00:39Steve E: I like the style of the portrait!
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V149254 viewsDomitian as Caesar. 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Uncertain Asian Mint (ďoĒ mint) 76 A.D. (3.07g, 18.5mm, 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITANVS, laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII across field; Eagle stg. facing on garlanded base, wings open, head right. RIC II V1492 (R), BMC V487, RSC 45c.

The Flavianís mysterious ďoĒ mint was likely in Ephesus given stylistic links with earlier issues from that mint and the use of an annulet similar to the ďoĒ in the last issue from 74 A.D.. This example has the same dies as the Oxford example illustrated in the updated RIC, previously owned by Curtis Clay, and coming from the BMC collection through Bob Arnold before that. The small number of dies from this mint speaks to the ďoĒ mintís limited output.
5 commentsLucas H03/12/14 at 17:18ancientdave: Excellent style, an impressive addition!
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V149254 viewsDomitian as Caesar. 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Uncertain Asian Mint (ďoĒ mint) 76 A.D. (3.07g, 18.5mm, 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITANVS, laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII across field; Eagle stg. facing on garlanded base, wings open, head right. RIC II V1492 (R), BMC V487, RSC 45c.

The Flavianís mysterious ďoĒ mint was likely in Ephesus given stylistic links with earlier issues from that mint and the use of an annulet similar to the ďoĒ in the last issue from 74 A.D.. This example has the same dies as the Oxford example illustrated in the updated RIC, previously owned by Curtis Clay, and coming from the BMC collection through Bob Arnold before that. The small number of dies from this mint speaks to the ďoĒ mintís limited output.
5 commentsLucas H03/12/14 at 11:43Jay GT4: Great portrait and the eagle is fantastic
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V149254 viewsDomitian as Caesar. 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Uncertain Asian Mint (ďoĒ mint) 76 A.D. (3.07g, 18.5mm, 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITANVS, laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII across field; Eagle stg. facing on garlanded base, wings open, head right. RIC II V1492 (R), BMC V487, RSC 45c.

The Flavianís mysterious ďoĒ mint was likely in Ephesus given stylistic links with earlier issues from that mint and the use of an annulet similar to the ďoĒ in the last issue from 74 A.D.. This example has the same dies as the Oxford example illustrated in the updated RIC, previously owned by Curtis Clay, and coming from the BMC collection through Bob Arnold before that. The small number of dies from this mint speaks to the ďoĒ mintís limited output.
5 commentsLucas H03/12/14 at 10:48FlaviusDomitianus: Great addition. Congrats!
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Domitian as Caesar under Titus RIC II T026641 viewsDomitian as Caesar. 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 80-81 A.D. (3.23g, 18.5mm, 6h). Obv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITANVS COS VII, laureate head right. Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Altar, garlanded and lighted. RIC II T266, BMC T92, RSC 397a.

A unique pulvinaria reverse type for Domitian at the time used both as Caesar and emperor. The addition of ďDIVI FĒ on Domitianís coins in 80 A.D. help scholars determine that Vespasianís deification had taken place by 80 A.D., although it arguably took place before in 79 A.D..

While worn, the legends on this example are complete.
1 commentsLucas H03/12/14 at 10:32David Atherton: This reverse type was unique to Domitian and has t...
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Domitian RIC II 009530 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 82 A.D. (3.12g, 18.2mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, laureate head right. Rev: TR POT COS VIII PP, curule chair; above wreath. RIC II 95.

This was a part of Domitianís first issue of 82 A.D. before the coinage was reformed. This issue used the same eight main reverse types as his denarii of 81 A.D. including this pulvinaria type. While worn, this example is well centered and has full legends.
3 commentsLucas H12/14/13 at 11:30David Atherton: A typical early style on this one. Very nice.
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Domitian RIC II 009530 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 82 A.D. (3.12g, 18.2mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, laureate head right. Rev: TR POT COS VIII PP, curule chair; above wreath. RIC II 95.

This was a part of Domitianís first issue of 82 A.D. before the coinage was reformed. This issue used the same eight main reverse types as his denarii of 81 A.D. including this pulvinaria type. While worn, this example is well centered and has full legends.
3 commentsLucas H12/13/13 at 18:53FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example.
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Domitian RIC II 009530 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 82 A.D. (3.12g, 18.2mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, laureate head right. Rev: TR POT COS VIII PP, curule chair; above wreath. RIC II 95.

This was a part of Domitianís first issue of 82 A.D. before the coinage was reformed. This issue used the same eight main reverse types as his denarii of 81 A.D. including this pulvinaria type. While worn, this example is well centered and has full legends.
3 commentsLucas H12/13/13 at 18:14Jay GT4: A manly portrait
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Domitian RIC II 065926 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 88, 14 Sept.-89, 13 Sept. A.D. (3.25g, 19mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP VIII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS PPP, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her left side (M3). RIC II 659 (R). BMC 149, RSC 245.

Denarii of the issues from 88 to 89 A.D. are all fairly scarce. The issues at this time may have been short lived as Domitian rapidly acquired titles possibly evidencing significant military activity.
2 commentsLucas H11/10/13 at 07:01Randygeki(h2): nice one
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Domitian RIC II 065926 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 88, 14 Sept.-89, 13 Sept. A.D. (3.25g, 19mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP VIII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS PPP, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her left side (M3). RIC II 659 (R). BMC 149, RSC 245.

Denarii of the issues from 88 to 89 A.D. are all fairly scarce. The issues at this time may have been short lived as Domitian rapidly acquired titles possibly evidencing significant military activity.
2 commentsLucas H11/05/13 at 03:36David Atherton: This coin is indeed 'scarce', however not ...
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Domitian RIC II 034333 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 85 A.D. (3.22g, 20.4mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P V, laureate head right. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield, to right, owl (M2). RIC II 342 (R2).

A common reverse from a scarce issue in 85 A.D. This was issued just after the silver coinage was refined again, this time reducing the fineness back to Neronian standards. 85 A.D. saw the addition of the Censorial title for Domitian reduced here to CENS POT. This specimen is a much better color than the picture shows and is well centered with complete legends.
2 commentsLucas H10/16/13 at 22:40David Atherton: Good coin. You mistyped RIC 342 in the description...
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Domitian RIC II 034333 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 85 A.D. (3.22g, 20.4mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P V, laureate head right. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield, to right, owl (M2). RIC II 342 (R2).

A common reverse from a scarce issue in 85 A.D. This was issued just after the silver coinage was refined again, this time reducing the fineness back to Neronian standards. 85 A.D. saw the addition of the Censorial title for Domitian reduced here to CENS POT. This specimen is a much better color than the picture shows and is well centered with complete legends.
2 commentsLucas H10/16/13 at 20:29Jay GT4: Nice one
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Domitian RIC II 078730 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 95, 14 Sept.- 96 13 Sept. A.D. (3.33g, 19.3mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XV, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield (M1). RIC II 787.

This is a common Minerva type from the end of Domitianís reign. While well worn, the coin is well centered and retains complete legends. This is a part of the last great issue of Domitianís silver before his assassination on September 18, 96 A.D.
2 commentsLucas H10/03/13 at 13:28SPQR Matt: A beauty!
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Domitian RIC II 078730 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 95, 14 Sept.- 96 13 Sept. A.D. (3.33g, 19.3mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XV, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield (M1). RIC II 787.

This is a common Minerva type from the end of Domitianís reign. While well worn, the coin is well centered and retains complete legends. This is a part of the last great issue of Domitianís silver before his assassination on September 18, 96 A.D.
2 commentsLucas H10/03/13 at 02:09Legatus: Very nice.
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V096143 viewsDomitian as Caesar 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 77-78 A.D. (3.43g 18.6mm 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right. Rev: COS V high across field; Wolf and twins, in exergue, boat. RIC II V 961, BMC V240, RSC 51.

A common coin of Domitian as Caesar, Iíve been looking for an example for my collection for some time. This one fit the bill balancing price and condition. While worn, all the major devices and legends are there. This was a new reverse type during this time, and most of the Flavian reverses during this period were antiquarian in style if not direct copies of older coins.
4 commentsLucas H09/07/13 at 21:52David Atherton: Good reverse.
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V096143 viewsDomitian as Caesar 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 77-78 A.D. (3.43g 18.6mm 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right. Rev: COS V high across field; Wolf and twins, in exergue, boat. RIC II V 961, BMC V240, RSC 51.

A common coin of Domitian as Caesar, Iíve been looking for an example for my collection for some time. This one fit the bill balancing price and condition. While worn, all the major devices and legends are there. This was a new reverse type during this time, and most of the Flavian reverses during this period were antiquarian in style if not direct copies of older coins.
4 commentsLucas H09/07/13 at 21:43Jay GT4: Sweet!
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V096143 viewsDomitian as Caesar 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 77-78 A.D. (3.43g 18.6mm 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right. Rev: COS V high across field; Wolf and twins, in exergue, boat. RIC II V 961, BMC V240, RSC 51.

A common coin of Domitian as Caesar, Iíve been looking for an example for my collection for some time. This one fit the bill balancing price and condition. While worn, all the major devices and legends are there. This was a new reverse type during this time, and most of the Flavian reverses during this period were antiquarian in style if not direct copies of older coins.
4 commentsLucas H09/07/13 at 17:28quadrans: Nice coin ....
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V096143 viewsDomitian as Caesar 69-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 77-78 A.D. (3.43g 18.6mm 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right. Rev: COS V high across field; Wolf and twins, in exergue, boat. RIC II V 961, BMC V240, RSC 51.

A common coin of Domitian as Caesar, Iíve been looking for an example for my collection for some time. This one fit the bill balancing price and condition. While worn, all the major devices and legends are there. This was a new reverse type during this time, and most of the Flavian reverses during this period were antiquarian in style if not direct copies of older coins.
4 commentsLucas H09/07/13 at 16:57SPQR Matt: A wonderful example, well worth the wait! Congrats...
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Domitian RIC II 084748 viewsDomitia. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Rome Mint for Asia. 82 A.D. (10.66g, 26.6m, 6h). Obv: DOMITIA AVGVSTA, bust of Domitia, draped, right, hair massed in front and long plait behind, [pellet under bust.] Rev: VENVS AVG, Venus stg. r. leaning on column, with helmet and spear. RIC II 847.

My first example of an Empress during the era of the 12 Caesars. Cistophoric tetradrachms were valued at 3 denarii, and during the Flavian era, were likely minted in Rome for distribution in the East. Worn, and slightly off center, I still enjoy the denomination.
3 commentsLucas H08/04/13 at 16:22HELEN S: Great coin
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Domitian RIC II 084546 viewsDomitian. 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.
3 commentsLucas H08/04/13 at 16:21HELEN S: Beautiful coin great addition to a collection
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Domitian RIC II 007386 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 73 (R3), RSC 568b.

This is another early, and very scarce Domitian with only one other specimen known to the authors of the updated RIC II. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carry over type issued under Titus. Despite some slight metal flaws, this example maintains good detail, and the beard is stellar.
8 commentsLucas H08/04/13 at 07:17Steve E: Nicely photographed to show off the subtle toning!
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Domitian RIC II 014536 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 82-83 A.D. (3.23g, 19.0 mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM, laureate head right. Rev: SALVS AVGVSTS (in. clockwise from lower l.), Salus seated left with corn ears and poppy. RIC II 145 (R), BMC 54, RSC 412.

In late 82 A.D., Domitian dramatically reformed the mint, increasing the fineness of the silver issues to Augustan standards after years of decline. New reverse types, such as this Salus appeared, and Domitianís portrait began to change to a more idealized look. Salus was the Roman goddess of safety, salvation, and welfare. Given Greshamís Law, many of these post-reform coins are quite scarce.
2 commentsLucas H08/01/13 at 15:54ancientdave: These transitional portraits are a fascinating loo...
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Domitian RIC II 014536 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 82-83 A.D. (3.23g, 19.0 mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM, laureate head right. Rev: SALVS AVGVSTS (in. clockwise from lower l.), Salus seated left with corn ears and poppy. RIC II 145 (R), BMC 54, RSC 412.

In late 82 A.D., Domitian dramatically reformed the mint, increasing the fineness of the silver issues to Augustan standards after years of decline. New reverse types, such as this Salus appeared, and Domitianís portrait began to change to a more idealized look. Salus was the Roman goddess of safety, salvation, and welfare. Given Greshamís Law, many of these post-reform coins are quite scarce.
2 commentsLucas H08/01/13 at 11:48David Atherton: You can certainly tell this is a transitional port...
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Domitian RIC II 007386 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 73 (R3), RSC 568b.

This is another early, and very scarce Domitian with only one other specimen known to the authors of the updated RIC II. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carry over type issued under Titus. Despite some slight metal flaws, this example maintains good detail, and the beard is stellar.
8 commentsLucas H07/20/13 at 18:42Augustin Caron: A great one !
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Domitian RIC II 007386 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 73 (R3), RSC 568b.

This is another early, and very scarce Domitian with only one other specimen known to the authors of the updated RIC II. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carry over type issued under Titus. Despite some slight metal flaws, this example maintains good detail, and the beard is stellar.
8 commentsLucas H07/18/13 at 05:25ancientdave: Great looking coin!
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Domitian RIC II 007386 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 73 (R3), RSC 568b.

This is another early, and very scarce Domitian with only one other specimen known to the authors of the updated RIC II. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carry over type issued under Titus. Despite some slight metal flaws, this example maintains good detail, and the beard is stellar.
8 commentsLucas H07/17/13 at 20:48renegade3220: Mighty fine, mighty fine.
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Domitian RIC II 007386 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 73 (R3), RSC 568b.

This is another early, and very scarce Domitian with only one other specimen known to the authors of the updated RIC II. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carry over type issued under Titus. Despite some slight metal flaws, this example maintains good detail, and the beard is stellar.
8 commentsLucas H07/17/13 at 19:56Jay GT4: Solid!
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Domitian RIC II 007386 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 73 (R3), RSC 568b.

This is another early, and very scarce Domitian with only one other specimen known to the authors of the updated RIC II. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carry over type issued under Titus. Despite some slight metal flaws, this example maintains good detail, and the beard is stellar.
8 commentsLucas H07/17/13 at 17:40TheEmpireNeverEnded: Love the beard.
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Domitian RIC II 007386 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 73 (R3), RSC 568b.

This is another early, and very scarce Domitian with only one other specimen known to the authors of the updated RIC II. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carry over type issued under Titus. Despite some slight metal flaws, this example maintains good detail, and the beard is stellar.
8 commentsLucas H07/17/13 at 17:35David Atherton: Rare with a good, early style portrait.
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Domitian RIC II 007386 viewsDomitian, 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 81, 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (2.96g, 18mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets; above dolphin. RIC II 73 (R3), RSC 568b.

This is another early, and very scarce Domitian with only one other specimen known to the authors of the updated RIC II. It was produced within the first 3 months of Domitianís reign, and is another carry over type issued under Titus. Despite some slight metal flaws, this example maintains good detail, and the beard is stellar.
8 commentsLucas H07/17/13 at 17:09FlaviusDomitianus: Beautiful coin, nicely toned.
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V108131 viewsDomitian as Caesar. 70-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 79 A.D. to 24 June. (3.02g, 18.9m, 6h ). Obv: CɅESɅR ɅVG F DOMITINVS COS VI, laureate head right. Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, hands clasped over Aquila on prow. RIC II V1081, RSC 393, BMC V269.

The obverse legend should read DOMITIANVS, but the die engraver forgot the ďAĒ in this example. Still, itís in a great state of preservation for a common coin of Domitian as Caesar in the last months of Vespasianís life.
1 commentsLucas H06/27/13 at 22:17Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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Domitian RIC II 066937 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 88, 14 Sept.-89 13 Sept. A.D. (3.28g, 19.3mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS PPP, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt and spear, shield at her l. side (M3). RIC I 669, RCV 2732, RSC 251, BMC 153. Ex CNG.

A common denarius of Domitian in very good condition. The legends are complete and sharp, and there is very little wear, even on the highest points. 88 A.D. was the probable year of the Secular Games, and also saw a revolt in Upper Germany. 89 A.D. saw Domitian in Germany, a victory over the Dacians, and a double triumph.
3 commentsLucas H06/26/13 at 02:09hill132: Nice!
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Domitian RIC II 066937 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 88, 14 Sept.-89 13 Sept. A.D. (3.28g, 19.3mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS PPP, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt and spear, shield at her l. side (M3). RIC I 669, RCV 2732, RSC 251, BMC 153. Ex CNG.

A common denarius of Domitian in very good condition. The legends are complete and sharp, and there is very little wear, even on the highest points. 88 A.D. was the probable year of the Secular Games, and also saw a revolt in Upper Germany. 89 A.D. saw Domitian in Germany, a victory over the Dacians, and a double triumph.
3 commentsLucas H06/23/13 at 21:56ancientdave: Great portrait!
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Domitian RIC II 066937 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 88, 14 Sept.-89 13 Sept. A.D. (3.28g, 19.3mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS PPP, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt and spear, shield at her l. side (M3). RIC I 669, RCV 2732, RSC 251, BMC 153. Ex CNG.

A common denarius of Domitian in very good condition. The legends are complete and sharp, and there is very little wear, even on the highest points. 88 A.D. was the probable year of the Secular Games, and also saw a revolt in Upper Germany. 89 A.D. saw Domitian in Germany, a victory over the Dacians, and a double triumph.
3 commentsLucas H06/22/13 at 20:27FlaviusDomitianus: Nice example!
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Domitian RIC II 014430 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 82-83 A.D. (3.31g, 18.3mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CASES DOMITIANVS AVG PM, laureate head right. Rev: IVPPITER CONSERVATOR, eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left. RIC II 144 (R).

Despite the flan crack, I like this obverse which has a full and sharp legend. This would have been issued after Domitianís monetary reform returning the silver content of imperial denarii to pre-Neronian times. This also has a wide flan and is well toned.
2 commentsLucas H06/20/13 at 05:24SPQR Matt: Beautiful!
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Domitian RIC II 014430 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 82-83 A.D. (3.31g, 18.3mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CASES DOMITIANVS AVG PM, laureate head right. Rev: IVPPITER CONSERVATOR, eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left. RIC II 144 (R).

Despite the flan crack, I like this obverse which has a full and sharp legend. This would have been issued after Domitianís monetary reform returning the silver content of imperial denarii to pre-Neronian times. This also has a wide flan and is well toned.
2 commentsLucas H06/19/13 at 21:17Jay GT4: Wonderful piece Lucas!
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Domitian RIC II 060147 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 14 Sept.-31 Dec. 88 A.D. (3.33g, 19.4mm, 6h) Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right. Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC inscribed on column; to r., incense burner; further r., Herald stg. l., with wand and shield. RIC 601, BMC 135, RSC 73.

Minted in 88 A.D. to commemorate the Secular Games which were held each saeculum, the supposed longest possible length of a human life. Augustus and Claudius celebrated the games, and dating became dubious by the time Domitian announced his. This type is listed as common, but I rarely see examples in trade. The specimen has full legends, and unlike many, the Minerva is still visible on the heraldís shield.
4 commentsLucas H06/09/13 at 05:26quadrans: Very nice rare coin, nice conditions and details....
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Domitian RIC II 060147 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 14 Sept.-31 Dec. 88 A.D. (3.33g, 19.4mm, 6h) Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right. Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC inscribed on column; to r., incense burner; further r., Herald stg. l., with wand and shield. RIC 601, BMC 135, RSC 73.

Minted in 88 A.D. to commemorate the Secular Games which were held each saeculum, the supposed longest possible length of a human life. Augustus and Claudius celebrated the games, and dating became dubious by the time Domitian announced his. This type is listed as common, but I rarely see examples in trade. The specimen has full legends, and unlike many, the Minerva is still visible on the heraldís shield.
4 commentsLucas H06/08/13 at 21:28David Atherton: Paddy, 100 years was the length of time the Romans...
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Domitian RIC II 0601A114 viewsDomitian 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. http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=16818&cat=135&date=1231717536
7 commentsLucas H06/08/13 at 18:11Aarmale: WOW! A fantastic addition!
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Domitian RIC II 060147 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 14 Sept.-31 Dec. 88 A.D. (3.33g, 19.4mm, 6h) Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right. Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC inscribed on column; to r., incense burner; further r., Herald stg. l., with wand and shield. RIC 601, BMC 135, RSC 73.

Minted in 88 A.D. to commemorate the Secular Games which were held each saeculum, the supposed longest possible length of a human life. Augustus and Claudius celebrated the games, and dating became dubious by the time Domitian announced his. This type is listed as common, but I rarely see examples in trade. The specimen has full legends, and unlike many, the Minerva is still visible on the heraldís shield.
4 commentsLucas H06/08/13 at 14:57SPQR Matt: Outstanding! The toning is wonderful. Congratulati...
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Domitian RIC II 060147 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, 14 Sept.-31 Dec. 88 A.D. (3.33g, 19.4mm, 6h) Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right. Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC inscribed on column; to r., incense burner; further r., Herald stg. l., with wand and shield. RIC 601, BMC 135, RSC 73.

Minted in 88 A.D. to commemorate the Secular Games which were held each saeculum, the supposed longest possible length of a human life. Augustus and Claudius celebrated the games, and dating became dubious by the time Domitian announced his. This type is listed as common, but I rarely see examples in trade. The specimen has full legends, and unlike many, the Minerva is still visible on the heraldís shield.
4 commentsLucas H06/08/13 at 14:46Paddy: A nice and very different coin. How long was a "sa...
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Domitian RIC II 032262 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.48g, 19.6mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENSORIA POTESTAT PP, Minerva stg. left, with spear (M4). RIC II 322 (R2). Ex. CNG.

This is an exceedingly rare Domitian, this may be the third known specimen that shares dies with the other two known examples. Domitianís Censorial title was added at this time, and began as CENSORIA POTESTAT as seen on this example before being shortened to CENS POTES. Coins with these titles are rare indicating the production may have been short lived. Itís also a rare example of the portrait with an aegis.
3 commentsLucas H06/05/13 at 02:16hill132: Very nice!
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Domitian RIC II 032262 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.48g, 19.6mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENSORIA POTESTAT PP, Minerva stg. left, with spear (M4). RIC II 322 (R2). Ex. CNG.

This is an exceedingly rare Domitian, this may be the third known specimen that shares dies with the other two known examples. Domitianís Censorial title was added at this time, and began as CENSORIA POTESTAT as seen on this example before being shortened to CENS POTES. Coins with these titles are rare indicating the production may have been short lived. Itís also a rare example of the portrait with an aegis.
3 commentsLucas H06/04/13 at 14:09ancientdave: A fantastic piece. Lovely portrait!
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Domitian RIC II 032262 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.48g, 19.6mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENSORIA POTESTAT PP, Minerva stg. left, with spear (M4). RIC II 322 (R2). Ex. CNG.

This is an exceedingly rare Domitian, this may be the third known specimen that shares dies with the other two known examples. Domitianís Censorial title was added at this time, and began as CENSORIA POTESTAT as seen on this example before being shortened to CENS POTES. Coins with these titles are rare indicating the production may have been short lived. Itís also a rare example of the portrait with an aegis.
3 commentsLucas H06/04/13 at 14:06Noah: beautiful
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Domitian RIC II 0601A114 viewsDomitian 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. http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=16818&cat=135&date=1231717536
7 commentsLucas H05/27/13 at 20:43quadrans: Hmmm congrats very enjoyable coin..
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Domitian RIC II 005654 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 81 A.D. 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (3.32g, 18.8mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT, laureate head r. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII PP, Minerva adv. r. with spear and shield. RIC II 56 (R2), BMC 299, RSC 560a. Ex. Harry N. Sneh collection.

A very early and scarce Domitian with PONT in the obverse. There are very few recorded specimens for this denarius, Rome, Reka Devina hoard, F.Gnecchi in Riv. Ital. 1896, and C. Clay collection. The Clay example is same dies as this specimen.
3 commentsLucas H03/11/13 at 01:14renegade3220: I am not really attracted to coins of Domitian, bu...
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Domitian RIC II 0601A114 viewsDomitian 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. http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=16818&cat=135&date=1231717536
7 commentsLucas H03/11/13 at 01:12renegade3220: Great addition Lucas! You didn't have to trad...
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Domitian RIC II 0601A114 viewsDomitian 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. http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=16818&cat=135&date=1231717536
7 commentsLucas H03/06/13 at 12:11David Atherton: The fact it was found in North Yorkshire at a time...
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Domitian RIC II 0601A114 viewsDomitian 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. http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=16818&cat=135&date=1231717536
7 commentsLucas H03/06/13 at 12:10FlaviusDomitianus: Metal detecting is strictly forbidden in Italy, it...
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Domitian RIC II 0601A114 viewsDomitian 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. http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=16818&cat=135&date=1231717536
7 commentsLucas H03/06/13 at 12:03Lucas H: That could be, but if there is one in North Hampsh...
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Domitian RIC II 0601A114 viewsDomitian 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. http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/ukdfddata/showrecords.php?product=16818&cat=135&date=1231717536
7 commentsLucas H03/06/13 at 11:41David Atherton: I hope you enjoy this one Lucas! We will probably ...
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Domitian RIC II 006226 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 13 Sept.- 31 Dec. 81 A.D. (3.42g, 18.6mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva standing left, with Victory and sceptre; at feet, shield. RIC II 62.

Minerva, Domitianís patron goddess, became ubiquitous on his coinage, and the four standard types began appearing in series by 83 A.D. On this early denarius of Domitian, Minerva is seen holding Victory, a type not used in his later coinage.
2 commentsLucas H02/26/13 at 18:24David Atherton: Nice indeed and toned too!
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Domitian RIC II 006226 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 13 Sept.- 31 Dec. 81 A.D. (3.42g, 18.6mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva standing left, with Victory and sceptre; at feet, shield. RIC II 62.

Minerva, Domitianís patron goddess, became ubiquitous on his coinage, and the four standard types began appearing in series by 83 A.D. On this early denarius of Domitian, Minerva is seen holding Victory, a type not used in his later coinage.
2 commentsLucas H02/26/13 at 15:23Legatus: Nice Domitian
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Domitian RIC II 033945 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.39g, 21.4mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP, Minerva standing left with spear (M4). RIC II 339 (R2), BMC 80, RSC 176. Ex Harry N. Sneh via David Atherton.

This scarce Domitian has a wonderfully large flan and full weight and unusual use of the aegis on the obverse portrait. This coin was part of a fourth issue in 85, A.D., all of which are exceedingly scarce (R2 and R3). This was issued after the silver content was again reduced. With TRP IIII, this was probably issued before mid-Sept.
2 commentsLucas H02/22/13 at 21:32David Atherton: Glad it has a good home!
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Domitian RIC II 033945 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 85 A.D. (3.39g, 21.4mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII, laureate head right with aegis. Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP, Minerva standing left with spear (M4). RIC II 339 (R2), BMC 80, RSC 176. Ex Harry N. Sneh via David Atherton.

This scarce Domitian has a wonderfully large flan and full weight and unusual use of the aegis on the obverse portrait. This coin was part of a fourth issue in 85, A.D., all of which are exceedingly scarce (R2 and R3). This was issued after the silver content was again reduced. With TRP IIII, this was probably issued before mid-Sept.
2 commentsLucas H02/22/13 at 20:21Mat: Excellent!
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Domitian RIC II 005654 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 81 A.D. 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (3.32g, 18.8mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT, laureate head r. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII PP, Minerva adv. r. with spear and shield. RIC II 56 (R2), BMC 299, RSC 560a. Ex. Harry N. Sneh collection.

A very early and scarce Domitian with PONT in the obverse. There are very few recorded specimens for this denarius, Rome, Reka Devina hoard, F.Gnecchi in Riv. Ital. 1896, and C. Clay collection. The Clay example is same dies as this specimen.
3 commentsLucas H02/10/13 at 18:46Randygeki(h2): Excellent coin!
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Domitian RIC II 059760 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 88 A.D. 14 Sept.-31 Dec. (3.17g, 19.7mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP VIII, laureate head left. Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, herald walking left, with wand and shield. RIC II 597 (R2), Obv. legend var. of BM 133. Ex. Harry N. Sneh collection.

An exceedingly rare Saecular Games reverse with the portrait left. This is possibly the third reported specimen, Berk at Vcoins 2005 shown in the RIC plate, and CNG 53, 2000, lot 1523. Both of those specimens are of the same dies as this one.
1 commentsLucas H02/10/13 at 02:52ancientdave: A very rare and attractive coin. Great find!
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Domitian RIC II 005654 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 81 A.D. 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (3.32g, 18.8mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT, laureate head r. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII PP, Minerva adv. r. with spear and shield. RIC II 56 (R2), BMC 299, RSC 560a. Ex. Harry N. Sneh collection.

A very early and scarce Domitian with PONT in the obverse. There are very few recorded specimens for this denarius, Rome, Reka Devina hoard, F.Gnecchi in Riv. Ital. 1896, and C. Clay collection. The Clay example is same dies as this specimen.
3 commentsLucas H02/09/13 at 16:44Pscipio: Beautiful!
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Domitian RIC II 002959 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 81 A.D. (3.30g, 19.2mm, 5h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT, laureate head r. Rev: COS VII DES VIII PP, Minerva standing left with Victory and spear; at fee, shield. About VF. RIC II 29 (R3). Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

The RIC lists this as R3 with the only other known specimin held in the C. Clay collection. That coin is listed, but not pictured in the plates of the updated RIC. That specimen is from the same dies as this one and has the same 5 o'clock die axis. There is at least one other specimin out there in a private collection I am aware of, and more may surface as time goes on.
3 commentsLucas H02/02/13 at 13:55carthago: Fantastic coin!
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Domitian RIC II 002959 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 81 A.D. (3.30g, 19.2mm, 5h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT, laureate head r. Rev: COS VII DES VIII PP, Minerva standing left with Victory and spear; at fee, shield. About VF. RIC II 29 (R3). Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

The RIC lists this as R3 with the only other known specimin held in the C. Clay collection. That coin is listed, but not pictured in the plates of the updated RIC. That specimen is from the same dies as this one and has the same 5 o'clock die axis. There is at least one other specimin out there in a private collection I am aware of, and more may surface as time goes on.
3 commentsLucas H01/31/13 at 17:02Jay GT4: Great looking Minverva!
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Domitian RIC II 002959 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 81 A.D. (3.30g, 19.2mm, 5h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT, laureate head r. Rev: COS VII DES VIII PP, Minerva standing left with Victory and spear; at fee, shield. About VF. RIC II 29 (R3). Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

The RIC lists this as R3 with the only other known specimin held in the C. Clay collection. That coin is listed, but not pictured in the plates of the updated RIC. That specimen is from the same dies as this one and has the same 5 o'clock die axis. There is at least one other specimin out there in a private collection I am aware of, and more may surface as time goes on.
3 commentsLucas H01/31/13 at 12:07David Atherton: A most desirable addition! I love these "PONT" den...
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Domitian RIC II 072241 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Sept 14, 90- Sept. 13,91 A.D. (3.70g, 19.6mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P M TR P X, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS PPP, Minerva standing left with spear (M4). RIC II 722, RSC 263.

This coin is a nice specimen for my collection with a full flan, heavy weight, and complete legends and devices. One of the better preserved coins I have obtained.
3 commentsLucas H12/04/12 at 19:34TheEmpireNeverEnded: I agree, Steve.
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Domitian as Caesar under Titus RIC II T027248 viewsDomitian as Caesar. 79-81 A.D. AR Quinarius. Rome Mint 80-81 A.D. (1.59g, 15.7m, 6h). Obv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head r. Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (clockwise in), Victory adv. r. with wreath and palm. RIC II T272 (R).

A rare quinarius issued for Domitian as Caesar under Titus. It is through Domitianís coinage with Divi F. that scholars determine Vespasianís deification likely took place in 80 A.D. It appears the precious metal coinage of Titus was largely restricted to the first half of 80 A.D., perhaps because of the great fire in Rome.
3 commentsLucas H11/06/12 at 16:31David Atherton: Bravo!
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Domitian as Caesar under Titus RIC II T027248 viewsDomitian as Caesar. 79-81 A.D. AR Quinarius. Rome Mint 80-81 A.D. (1.59g, 15.7m, 6h). Obv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head r. Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (clockwise in), Victory adv. r. with wreath and palm. RIC II T272 (R).

A rare quinarius issued for Domitian as Caesar under Titus. It is through Domitianís coinage with Divi F. that scholars determine Vespasianís deification likely took place in 80 A.D. It appears the precious metal coinage of Titus was largely restricted to the first half of 80 A.D., perhaps because of the great fire in Rome.
3 commentsLucas H11/06/12 at 16:29ancientdave: A great find that is quite nicely struck! Bravo!
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Domitian as Caesar under Titus RIC II T027248 viewsDomitian as Caesar. 79-81 A.D. AR Quinarius. Rome Mint 80-81 A.D. (1.59g, 15.7m, 6h). Obv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head r. Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (clockwise in), Victory adv. r. with wreath and palm. RIC II T272 (R).

A rare quinarius issued for Domitian as Caesar under Titus. It is through Domitianís coinage with Divi F. that scholars determine Vespasianís deification likely took place in 80 A.D. It appears the precious metal coinage of Titus was largely restricted to the first half of 80 A.D., perhaps because of the great fire in Rome.
3 commentsLucas H11/06/12 at 13:24socalcoins: Very nice!!
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Domitian RIC II 005434 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 13 Sept.-31 Dec. 81 A.D. (2.87g, 18m, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM, laureate head right. Rev: TRP COS VII DES VIII P P, dolphin coiled around anchor. RIC II 54, RSC 568.

Wonderful toning on this denarius from Domitianís first months as Emperor. This is a carryover of a pulvinaria type issued under Titus.
1 commentsLucas H10/14/12 at 22:56Jay GT4: Nice one Lucas!
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Domitian RIC II 005847 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 13 Sept.-31 Dec. 81 A.D. (3.37g, 18m, 6h) Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva adv. Right with spear and shield. RIC II 58. Ex David Atherton.

A common coin in uncommon condition from Domitianís first months as emperor. The majority of Domitianís denarii from these months use the plvinaria reverses carried over from Titus. This Minerva type was carried over from Domitianís type as Caesar under Titus
3 commentsLucas H09/15/12 at 16:26FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition, indeed!
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Domitian RIC II 005847 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 13 Sept.-31 Dec. 81 A.D. (3.37g, 18m, 6h) Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva adv. Right with spear and shield. RIC II 58. Ex David Atherton.

A common coin in uncommon condition from Domitianís first months as emperor. The majority of Domitianís denarii from these months use the plvinaria reverses carried over from Titus. This Minerva type was carried over from Domitianís type as Caesar under Titus
3 commentsLucas H09/09/12 at 18:26Randygeki(h2): Really good example!
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Domitian RIC II 005847 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 13 Sept.-31 Dec. 81 A.D. (3.37g, 18m, 6h) Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva adv. Right with spear and shield. RIC II 58. Ex David Atherton.

A common coin in uncommon condition from Domitianís first months as emperor. The majority of Domitianís denarii from these months use the plvinaria reverses carried over from Titus. This Minerva type was carried over from Domitianís type as Caesar under Titus
3 commentsLucas H09/08/12 at 21:11David Atherton: I've never seen another example of the type in...
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Domitian, as Caesar Fouree34 viewsDomitian as Caesar under Titus, 79-81 A.D. Unofficial Mint. (2.77g, 19.2m, 5h). Obv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VI, laureate head right. Rev: PRINCEPTS [IVVE]NTVTIS, alter, garlanded and lighted.

This Fouree is in good condition and didnít see extensive circulation. This example shows slight bubbling in the silvering and only a slight peek of the copper core beneath at the top of the alterís flame. The portrait is also slightly off for this period of Domitian as Caesar under Titus.
1 commentsLucas H08/17/12 at 09:04Randygeki(h2): nice
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Domitian, Fouree 268 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. Fouree Denarius. Unofficial Mint. (2.81g, 18m, 5h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XI, laureate head right. Rev: IMI XXII [] PPP, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt and spear, shield at her l. side (M3). Cf RIC II 737.

Without the breaks in the silver, the unofficial lettering would give this away as a fouree, as would the die axis and light weight. Interestingly, this coin mimics RIC II 737 minted in 92 A.D. which RIC lists as vary rare (R2). IMP XXII was Domitianís final imperial acclamation.
1 commentsLucas H08/13/12 at 11:57David Atherton: Good style for an unofficial issue!
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Domitian RIC II 084546 viewsDomitian. 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.
3 commentsLucas H05/20/12 at 14:41Jay GT4: Wow, great find
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Domitian RIC II 084748 viewsDomitia. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Rome Mint for Asia. 82 A.D. (10.66g, 26.6m, 6h). Obv: DOMITIA AVGVSTA, bust of Domitia, draped, right, hair massed in front and long plait behind, [pellet under bust.] Rev: VENVS AVG, Venus stg. r. leaning on column, with helmet and spear. RIC II 847.

My first example of an Empress during the era of the 12 Caesars. Cistophoric tetradrachms were valued at 3 denarii, and during the Flavian era, were likely minted in Rome for distribution in the East. Worn, and slightly off center, I still enjoy the denomination.
3 commentsLucas H04/29/12 at 03:18ancientdave: Love it!
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Domitian, Cast Limes Denarius91 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AE Cast Limes Denarius. Uncertain Mint (2.54g, 20.5m, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, laureate head right. Rev: IMP VIII COS XI CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right owl. (M2). Copies RIC 343. Ex Warren Esty.

There is a large degree of uncertainty about so called, limes denarii, found primarily on the frontiers of the empire. They might have been official products made in areas where silver was in short supply, or, they could be unofficial productions, and/or barbarous imitations. Whatever their role, I find them fascination. While many were struck, some, like this example, were actually cast. Some have evidence of a silver wash, but this specimen does not. Limes denarii remain an enigma, and that was a large part of the appeal of this coin for me.
1 commentsLucas H04/28/12 at 18:05Steve E: I too like coins on the fringe, nice addition!
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Domitian RIC II 084546 viewsDomitian. 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.
3 commentsLucas H04/28/12 at 18:03Steve E: Desirable "two for one" portrait type! I call head...
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Domitian RIC II 084748 viewsDomitia. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Rome Mint for Asia. 82 A.D. (10.66g, 26.6m, 6h). Obv: DOMITIA AVGVSTA, bust of Domitia, draped, right, hair massed in front and long plait behind, [pellet under bust.] Rev: VENVS AVG, Venus stg. r. leaning on column, with helmet and spear. RIC II 847.

My first example of an Empress during the era of the 12 Caesars. Cistophoric tetradrachms were valued at 3 denarii, and during the Flavian era, were likely minted in Rome for distribution in the East. Worn, and slightly off center, I still enjoy the denomination.
3 commentsLucas H04/28/12 at 18:01Steve E: Nice one!
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Domitian RIC II 058020 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint, Jan. 1-Sept. 13 88 A.D.. (3.11g, 19.1mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VII, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt and spear, shield at her left side (M3). RIC II 580.

Another Domitian, Minerva, denarius, but with a full legend, full flan, and full weight, this one is a pleasure to hold. This is one of a small group from 88 A.D. with the reverse legend COS XIIII combined with TR P VII which helps to narrow the dates of production within 88 A.D.
1 commentsLucas H03/10/12 at 21:03Randygeki(h2): nice detail
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V108435 viewsDomitian as Caesar. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 79 A.D to 24 June. (3.07g, 19.8m, 6h). Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS IV, laureate head right. Rev: PRINCEPTS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, resting on column, feeding snake out of patera. RIC II V1084, BMC V265, RSC 384.

Salus, the Roman goddess of health, often appears on coins when the emperor labors under some type of aliment. This was minted in the months before Vespasianís death on June 24, and Domitian had no known aliment at this time, so it could be for the benefit of his father.
1 commentsLucas H03/10/12 at 21:02Randygeki(h2): cool addition
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V092193 viewsDomitian as Caesar 70-81 A.D.. AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 76 A.D.* (3.34g, 19.2m, 6h). Obv: CAESAR A[VG F] DOMITIANVS, laureate head r. Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus right. RIC II V921, BMC V193, RSC 47. Ex HBJ.
*Domitian did not become COS V until early 77 A.D., but most coins with COS IIII belong to 76 A.D.

A common coin of Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian, this reverse still calls to me. Used by the Flavians for the first time in 76 A.D., the Pegasus reverse copies an earlier type from Augustus. Using earlier types from popular emperors, as well as the republic, was a hallmark of Flavian coinage.
3 commentsLucas H03/09/12 at 10:32Kained but Able: Exquisite Pegasus! Always love this type. Nice inf...
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V092193 viewsDomitian as Caesar 70-81 A.D.. AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 76 A.D.* (3.34g, 19.2m, 6h). Obv: CAESAR A[VG F] DOMITIANVS, laureate head r. Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus right. RIC II V921, BMC V193, RSC 47. Ex HBJ.
*Domitian did not become COS V until early 77 A.D., but most coins with COS IIII belong to 76 A.D.

A common coin of Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian, this reverse still calls to me. Used by the Flavians for the first time in 76 A.D., the Pegasus reverse copies an earlier type from Augustus. Using earlier types from popular emperors, as well as the republic, was a hallmark of Flavian coinage.
3 commentsLucas H03/08/12 at 14:06SPQR Coins: Well done indeed! Very nice example.
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V092193 viewsDomitian as Caesar 70-81 A.D.. AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 76 A.D.* (3.34g, 19.2m, 6h). Obv: CAESAR A[VG F] DOMITIANVS, laureate head r. Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus right. RIC II V921, BMC V193, RSC 47. Ex HBJ.
*Domitian did not become COS V until early 77 A.D., but most coins with COS IIII belong to 76 A.D.

A common coin of Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian, this reverse still calls to me. Used by the Flavians for the first time in 76 A.D., the Pegasus reverse copies an earlier type from Augustus. Using earlier types from popular emperors, as well as the republic, was a hallmark of Flavian coinage.
3 commentsLucas H03/08/12 at 10:34David Atherton: One of my favorite reverse types of Domitian. Well...
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V1447 Overstrike65 viewsDomitian as Caesar under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Ephesus Mint, 71 A.D. (2.59g, 20.6m, 7h). Obv: DOMITIAN[VS CAES]AR AVG F, bare bust right, draped and cuirassed with aegis. Rev: PACI AVGUSTAE, Victory adv. R. with wreath and palm, lower r. [EPE]. RIC V1447. Overstruck on RIC II V1433.

Overstrike on identifiable under type of Vespasian RIC II 1433. Obv: IMP CAESAR VEPAS AVG COS III TR PPP, laureate head r. Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory adv. L. with wreath and palm, lower l. EPE. Unusual to have an overstrike of an emperor still in life, and of a coin as a part of the same series at the same mint.

3 commentsLucas H12/20/11 at 00:20Jay GT4: Great catch!
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V1447 Overstrike65 viewsDomitian as Caesar under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Ephesus Mint, 71 A.D. (2.59g, 20.6m, 7h). Obv: DOMITIAN[VS CAES]AR AVG F, bare bust right, draped and cuirassed with aegis. Rev: PACI AVGUSTAE, Victory adv. R. with wreath and palm, lower r. [EPE]. RIC V1447. Overstruck on RIC II V1433.

Overstrike on identifiable under type of Vespasian RIC II 1433. Obv: IMP CAESAR VEPAS AVG COS III TR PPP, laureate head r. Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory adv. L. with wreath and palm, lower l. EPE. Unusual to have an overstrike of an emperor still in life, and of a coin as a part of the same series at the same mint.

3 commentsLucas H12/19/11 at 23:25David Atherton: This would be worth the portrait alone. Wonderful!
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V1447 Overstrike65 viewsDomitian as Caesar under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Ephesus Mint, 71 A.D. (2.59g, 20.6m, 7h). Obv: DOMITIAN[VS CAES]AR AVG F, bare bust right, draped and cuirassed with aegis. Rev: PACI AVGUSTAE, Victory adv. R. with wreath and palm, lower r. [EPE]. RIC V1447. Overstruck on RIC II V1433.

Overstrike on identifiable under type of Vespasian RIC II 1433. Obv: IMP CAESAR VEPAS AVG COS III TR PPP, laureate head r. Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory adv. L. with wreath and palm, lower l. EPE. Unusual to have an overstrike of an emperor still in life, and of a coin as a part of the same series at the same mint.

3 commentsLucas H12/19/11 at 20:01Dk0311USMC: Nice!
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Domitian as Caesar under Titus RIC II T0518 cistophoric tetradrachm 62 viewsDomitian 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 Domitianís ride in the Judean triumph celebrated by Vespasian and Titius. Ex Incitatus, HBJ, and ACCG.
2 commentsLucas H09/29/11 at 20:54Randygeki(h2): cool reverse
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Domitian RIC II 078495 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Sept. 14, 95-Sept 13, 96 A.D. (3.08g, 17.2mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XV, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, altar, with two soldiers, flanked by aquilae, under each Aquila on top of altar is seated captive. RIC II 784 (R2).

Within days of his death, the Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae for Domitian. Despite the fact this coin was minted at the very end of his reign, it clearly saw circulation despite the Senateís action. This is one of the new reverse types for Domitianís 15th Tribunican year.
3 commentsLucas H09/25/11 at 20:33Marsman: First time I see this type. Nice find indeed!
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Domitian RIC II 078495 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Sept. 14, 95-Sept 13, 96 A.D. (3.08g, 17.2mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P XV, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, altar, with two soldiers, flanked by aquilae, under each Aquila on top of altar is seated captive. RIC II 784 (R2).

Within days of his death, the Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae for Domitian. Despite the fact this coin was minted at the very end of his reign, it clearly saw circulation despite the Senateís action. This is one of the new reverse types for Domitianís 15th Tribunican year.
3 commentsLucas H09/24/11 at 20:21David Atherton: Nice acquisition!
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Domitian RIC II 005990 viewsDomitian 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 Domitianís first year as emperor, this type depicts his patron deity, Minerva. Although Domitianís 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.
6 commentsLucas H06/28/11 at 19:44Randygeki(h2): Always cool a see a rare coin with a good portrait...
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Domitian RIC II 010139 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 82 A.D. (3.29g, 18.7mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CɅES DOMITIɅNVS ɅVG P M, laureate head right. Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P, Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt. RIC II 101.

This reverse device was used on several series by Domitian, and is another in the pulvinaria (sacred couches of the gods) series introduced by Titus in 80 A.D.. This coin has a nice full legend on both the obverse and reverse on this well centered specimen. This type is rated R in RIC II.
3 commentsLucas H06/24/11 at 08:43Randygeki(h2): Good addition!
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Domitian RIC II 010139 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 82 A.D. (3.29g, 18.7mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CɅES DOMITIɅNVS ɅVG P M, laureate head right. Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P, Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt. RIC II 101.

This reverse device was used on several series by Domitian, and is another in the pulvinaria (sacred couches of the gods) series introduced by Titus in 80 A.D.. This coin has a nice full legend on both the obverse and reverse on this well centered specimen. This type is rated R in RIC II.
3 commentsLucas H06/18/11 at 21:27Steve E: Nice details, interesting coin!
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Domitian RIC II 010139 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 82 A.D. (3.29g, 18.7mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CɅES DOMITIɅNVS ɅVG P M, laureate head right. Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P, Seat, draped; above, winged thunderbolt. RIC II 101.

This reverse device was used on several series by Domitian, and is another in the pulvinaria (sacred couches of the gods) series introduced by Titus in 80 A.D.. This coin has a nice full legend on both the obverse and reverse on this well centered specimen. This type is rated R in RIC II.
3 commentsLucas H06/18/11 at 18:20Bud Stewart: Great coin.
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Domitian RIC II 005990 viewsDomitian 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 Domitianís first year as emperor, this type depicts his patron deity, Minerva. Although Domitianís 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.
6 commentsLucas H06/10/11 at 06:36Steve E: Very impressive
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Domitian RIC II 005990 viewsDomitian 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 Domitianís first year as emperor, this type depicts his patron deity, Minerva. Although Domitianís 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.
6 commentsLucas H06/09/11 at 21:03curtislclay: The rare aspect of this coin is the filiation DIVI...
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Domitian RIC II 005990 viewsDomitian 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 Domitianís first year as emperor, this type depicts his patron deity, Minerva. Although Domitianís 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.
6 commentsLucas H06/09/11 at 21:01Bud Stewart: Beautiful.
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Domitian RIC II 005990 viewsDomitian 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 Domitianís first year as emperor, this type depicts his patron deity, Minerva. Although Domitianís 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.
6 commentsLucas H06/09/11 at 20:57David Atherton: Awesome coin! Nice and rare.
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Domitian RIC II 079150 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. (3.23 g, 17.54 g, 6h). Sept 14, 95- Sept 13, 96 A.D. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV, laureate head right. Obv: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP, Minerva Victrix, winged, flying l. with spear or javelin and shield. RIC II 791, RSC 294, BMC 237.

This coin, minted towards the end of Domitianís reign, depicted his patron goddess, Minerva. Although listed as common, I donít see as many of these as other Minerva types of Domitian. This is a decent specimen with good legends and devices.
2 commentsLucas H06/02/11 at 10:49David Atherton: Excellent addition to your collection!
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V078834 viewsDomitian as Caesar under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 74 A.D. Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III, Laureate head right. Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVT, Spes advancing left, holding flower in right hand and skirt in left. RIC II V788.RSC 375, BMC V156.
1 commentsLucas H06/01/11 at 22:31Steve E: A very unique portrait, I like it
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Domitian RIC II 072241 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Sept 14, 90- Sept. 13,91 A.D. (3.70g, 19.6mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P M TR P X, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS PPP, Minerva standing left with spear (M4). RIC II 722, RSC 263.

This coin is a nice specimen for my collection with a full flan, heavy weight, and complete legends and devices. One of the better preserved coins I have obtained.
3 commentsLucas H06/01/11 at 21:24Steve E: Yes, a very nice specimen! very detailed well stru...
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Domitian RIC II 079150 viewsDomitian 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. (3.23 g, 17.54 g, 6h). Sept 14, 95- Sept 13, 96 A.D. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV, laureate head right. Obv: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP, Minerva Victrix, winged, flying l. with spear or javelin and shield. RIC II 791, RSC 294, BMC 237.

This coin, minted towards the end of Domitianís reign, depicted his patron goddess, Minerva. Although listed as common, I donít see as many of these as other Minerva types of Domitian. This is a decent specimen with good legends and devices.
2 commentsLucas H06/01/11 at 21:19Steve E: Nice one! Good background.
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Domitian RIC II 072241 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Sept 14, 90- Sept. 13,91 A.D. (3.70g, 19.6mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P M TR P X, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS PPP, Minerva standing left with spear (M4). RIC II 722, RSC 263.

This coin is a nice specimen for my collection with a full flan, heavy weight, and complete legends and devices. One of the better preserved coins I have obtained.
3 commentsLucas H06/01/11 at 20:35ancientdave: Great portrait!
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Domitian RIC II 072087 viewsDomitian 81-96A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 90-91 A.D. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on rostral capital column M2, holding spear and shield, owl at feet. RIC 720, RSC 266.

One of my favorite coins, not because of it's rarity or condition, but rather it was one of my first successful auctions, and one of my first "nicer" denarii with clear legends.
5 commentsLucas H05/25/11 at 17:53Lucas H: Ebay. Went for cheap. My first ebay purchase.
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Domitian RIC II 072087 viewsDomitian 81-96A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 90-91 A.D. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on rostral capital column M2, holding spear and shield, owl at feet. RIC 720, RSC 266.

One of my favorite coins, not because of it's rarity or condition, but rather it was one of my first successful auctions, and one of my first "nicer" denarii with clear legends.
5 commentsLucas H05/03/11 at 21:00renegade3220: Great addition! I swear I looked at this same exa...
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Domitian as Caesar under Titus RIC II T026740 viewsDomitian as Caesar under Titus. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 80-81 A.D. (18 mm, 3.39 g.) Obv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right. Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, goat standing left within laurel wreath. RIC II T267; BMC T88; RSC 390. 2 commentsLucas H05/03/11 at 20:55renegade3220: Aye, nice one!
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Domitian RIC II 0843 Cistophoric tetradrachm43 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. RIC 843. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Rome Mint for Asia. 82 A.D. (10.71 g, 25.78mm, 6o). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG [P M COS], VIII, laureate head right. Rev: no legend, Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by banner, the other by a hand. RPC 865, RSC 667, Sear 2718.

Some attribute the cistophorii of the Flavians to an eastern mint, but the style emulates that of Rome including the portrait, legends, and die axis leading many to believe they were minted in Rome for use in Asia.
2 commentsLucas H05/02/11 at 23:23Antonivs Protti: I love this type of coin.
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Domitian RIC II 0843 Cistophoric tetradrachm43 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. RIC 843. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Rome Mint for Asia. 82 A.D. (10.71 g, 25.78mm, 6o). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG [P M COS], VIII, laureate head right. Rev: no legend, Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by banner, the other by a hand. RPC 865, RSC 667, Sear 2718.

Some attribute the cistophorii of the Flavians to an eastern mint, but the style emulates that of Rome including the portrait, legends, and die axis leading many to believe they were minted in Rome for use in Asia.
2 commentsLucas H04/29/11 at 17:13ancientdave: Very nice coin
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Domitian RIC II 072087 viewsDomitian 81-96A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 90-91 A.D. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on rostral capital column M2, holding spear and shield, owl at feet. RIC 720, RSC 266.

One of my favorite coins, not because of it's rarity or condition, but rather it was one of my first successful auctions, and one of my first "nicer" denarii with clear legends.
5 commentsLucas H04/26/11 at 06:09Steve E: Well centered, nice crisp ledgend!
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V068044 viewsDomitian under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 73 A.D. (2.96 grams, 19.27 mm. 0 degree). Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head right. Rev: Domitian riding horse left, right hand raised, sceptre in left with human head on it. RIC II V680. BMC 129.

This type probably refers to triumphal parade held for the victory Vespasian and Titus earned in Judaea. Suetonius and Josephus reveal that while Vespasian and Titus rode in separate chariots, Domitian, "magnificently adorned," rode alongside Titus' chariot on a splendid white horse.
3 commentsLucas H04/26/11 at 06:07Steve E: Great coin!!!
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V068044 viewsDomitian under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 73 A.D. (2.96 grams, 19.27 mm. 0 degree). Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head right. Rev: Domitian riding horse left, right hand raised, sceptre in left with human head on it. RIC II V680. BMC 129.

This type probably refers to triumphal parade held for the victory Vespasian and Titus earned in Judaea. Suetonius and Josephus reveal that while Vespasian and Titus rode in separate chariots, Domitian, "magnificently adorned," rode alongside Titus' chariot on a splendid white horse.
3 commentsLucas H04/05/11 at 12:54Lucas H: Thanks for the help identifying it Jay GT4!
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Domitian as Caesar RIC II V068044 viewsDomitian under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 73 A.D. (2.96 grams, 19.27 mm. 0 degree). Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head right. Rev: Domitian riding horse left, right hand raised, sceptre in left with human head on it. RIC II V680. BMC 129.

This type probably refers to triumphal parade held for the victory Vespasian and Titus earned in Judaea. Suetonius and Josephus reveal that while Vespasian and Titus rode in separate chariots, Domitian, "magnificently adorned," rode alongside Titus' chariot on a splendid white horse.
3 commentsLucas H04/05/11 at 12:41Jay GT4: Nice to have a scarcer type! Congrats!
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Domitian as Caesar under Titus RIC II T026740 viewsDomitian as Caesar under Titus. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 80-81 A.D. (18 mm, 3.39 g.) Obv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right. Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, goat standing left within laurel wreath. RIC II T267; BMC T88; RSC 390. 2 commentsLucas H04/02/11 at 03:32Randygeki(h2): nice one
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Domitian RIC II 072087 viewsDomitian 81-96A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 90-91 A.D. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on rostral capital column M2, holding spear and shield, owl at feet. RIC 720, RSC 266.

One of my favorite coins, not because of it's rarity or condition, but rather it was one of my first successful auctions, and one of my first "nicer" denarii with clear legends.
5 commentsLucas H02/15/11 at 10:38David Atherton: Above average portrait. Awesome addition indeed.
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Domitian RIC II 072087 viewsDomitian 81-96A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 90-91 A.D. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on rostral capital column M2, holding spear and shield, owl at feet. RIC 720, RSC 266.

One of my favorite coins, not because of it's rarity or condition, but rather it was one of my first successful auctions, and one of my first "nicer" denarii with clear legends.
5 commentsLucas H02/14/11 at 23:13Randygeki(h2): nice addition!
     
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