Domitian AR Denarius 81 CE (Group 4)

April 29, 2020

Domitian AR Denarius 81 CE (Group 4)

(18 mm., 2. 83 g.)

Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM; Head laureate right

Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P ; Seat draped, above semicircular frame decorated with three crescents.

RIC 67, BMC 17

Savoca 29th Blue Auction February 23, 2020. Lot 1237. Lot 1228

 

I already have one of these and it is already posted on this blog. However, I really like these first year as Augustus denarii for Domitian so I pick them up when I see them. This is a group 4 denarius. Over these coins are not as rare as group 2 or group 3 denarii for Domitian. However, there are still some rarities in this group.

 

The revers on this coin has the crescents. If you look at my example of RIC 64 on this blog you will see that the crescents have been related by corn ears. I really like these small differences between the coins within these groups.

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