Domitian AR Denarius 92 CE (Second Issue)
Domitian AR Denarius Rome mint struck 92 CE (second issue) 18.5 mm 3.25 g Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head of Domitian right Reverse: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing facing, helmeted head left, vertical spear in right hand RIC 738 (R2) Purchased from Germania Inferior Numsmatics on Vcoins February 1, 2019
Here is another rarity. It is the second issue of 92 CE. The coin was minted between January and mid September. Here is what RIC says about this issue. "The second issue incorporates Domitian's final imperatorial acclamation (IMP XXII) which, on the basis of the extreme rarity of these coins, probably took place shortly before the change in his tribunician numeration on September 14th." I am really enjoying the process of researching these coins. It is interesting and rewarding to find a little gem once in a while. I must admit though that I feel lucky to have found several rarities in the past few days. Of course the question is "Who cares?" They are just minor variations of a repetitive reverse. The answer is I do and I am fine with that. The nice thing is that I have made connections with a couple of people who have interesting coins of Domitian. Being able to discuss these coins with fellow enthusiasts makes the acquisition of these coins more fun.