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Domitian RIC-851
AR Cistophorus, 9.99g
Rome mint (for Asia), 95 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII IMP XXII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XVII CENS P P P; Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand; G in exergue
RIC 851 (C). BMC 253. RSC 94. RPC 873 (8 spec.). BNC -.
Ex NFC Coins, eBay, 18 April 2018.

A small issue of cistophori were struck by Domitian in 95. Style and die axis identify Rome as the home mint. Curiously, K. Butcher and M. Ponting's metal analysis reveal they were struck from a different stock of metal than contemporary denarii, possibly from recycled older denarii. The traditional military type of aquila and standards is the most commonly encountered reverse from the series. It is copied from coins struck for Nero and Galba. The 'G' in exergue may be the mark of an officina.

Struck in good late style.
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quadrans  [May 16, 2018 at 07:11 AM]
Great coin , and details,
Canaan  [May 16, 2018 at 08:47 AM]
Great details, a real beauty
FlaviusDomitianus  [May 16, 2018 at 08:47 AM]
Nice catch!
Nemonater  [May 16, 2018 at 12:20 PM]
Great coin, I don't recall seeing the G before.
Mat  [May 16, 2018 at 02:01 PM]
Great portrait
Jay GT4  [May 23, 2018 at 11:42 AM]
Love these Imperial Cistophoric coins