Domitian AR Denarius 88 CE

March 1, 2020

Domitian AR Denarius Struck 88 CE (Third Issue)

(18.71mm 3.14 grams)

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII - LVD SAEC FEC, Herald walking left, wearing feathered cap, holding wand and shield

RIC II 596, RSC 76/77, BMC 131

Ex FLAN Numismatics with tag.

Ex Madroosi collection

Purchased from Marc Breitsprecher Feb 17, 2020

 I wanted this because it is a secular games issue. I find these coins interesting. However, this coin is interesting for another reason. This coin has a right facing bust. I previously posted a coin that has this reverse but had a left-facing bust on the obverse. So I now have both variants of this issue! I think is pretty neat. 

 

While the reverse is worn, I think the portrait has a lot of charm about it. The coin also has complete legends. I also like that this coin has some provenance.

 

This coin will make an excellent addition to my collection.

 

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