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Domitian as Caesar RIC-517 [Titus]
AR Cistophorus, 10.77g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD 
Obv: CAES DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: DIVO VESP across field; Altar shrine
RIC 517 (R). BMC 150. RSC 95. RPC 862 (6 spec.). BNC 112.
Acquired from NumisCorner, July 2017.

A fairly scarce Domitian Caesar cistophorus struck under Titus. The reverse honours the divine Vespasian and shows what catalogues have traditionally called a 'large altar' - in fact what the reverse depicts is a shrine in the shape of an altar. The doors, columns, and steps are strong evidence that what we are seeing is a building and not an altar. How the shrine related to the Temple of the Divine Vespasian is unknown.

Struck in good metal and fine Roman style.

Domitian as Caesar RIC-517 [Titus]

AR Cistophorus, 10.77g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
Obv: CAES DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: DIVO VESP across field; Altar shrine
RIC 517 (R). BMC 150. RSC 95. RPC 862 (6 spec.). BNC 112.
Acquired from NumisCorner, July 2017.

A fairly scarce Domitian Caesar cistophorus struck under Titus. The reverse honours the divine Vespasian and shows what catalogues have traditionally called a 'large altar' - in fact what the reverse depicts is a shrine in the shape of an altar. The doors, columns, and steps are strong evidence that what we are seeing is a building and not an altar. How the shrine related to the Temple of the Divine Vespasian is unknown.

Struck in good metal and fine Roman style.

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Randygeki(h2)   [Aug 09, 2017 at 04:12 AM]
Very nice!
FlaviusDomitianus   [Aug 09, 2017 at 05:16 AM]
Nice find, different dies than mine.
*Alex   [Aug 09, 2017 at 08:33 AM]
I agree, a very nice coin.
Joe Sermarini   [Aug 09, 2017 at 06:19 PM]
I didn't even know this type existed. Very nice.
Nemonater   [Aug 09, 2017 at 09:52 PM]
I love it!
Jay GT4   [Aug 15, 2017 at 01:13 AM]
Awesome!
ancientdave   [Aug 20, 2017 at 02:47 PM]
Beautiful addition!
quadrans   [Sep 02, 2017 at 06:22 AM]
Yes, great coin ...
maridvnvm   [Sep 02, 2017 at 06:45 AM]
Oh wow.

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