Category Archives: The Flavian Dynasty

Domitian Denarius

Domitian Denarius, Emperor AD 81-96, struck at Rome AD 90-91, RIC 719, RSC 265, 19 mm, 3.57 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Domitian facing right, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P X, Reverse:  Minerva advancing right, brandishing a spear in her right hand and holding a shield in her left arm, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, a very lustrous coin with just the tiniest touch of attractive toning, full and sharp legends, a very well centered and struck coin with a wonderful and sharp portrait of Domitian, and sharp and detailed Minerva on the reverse, a really premium coin in my opinion, a beauty graded Choice EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $475 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Vespasian Denarius

Vespasian Denarius, Emperor AD 69-79, struck AD 74, RIC 77, RSC 364, 18 mm, 2.8 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Vespasian facing right, IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Vespasian seated right, holding a long scepter in his right arm and a branch in his left hand, PON MAX TR P COS V, a lustrous coin with attractive even dark gray toning, a wonderful portrait of Vespasian, detailed emperor and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of part of the obverse legend off the flan, all legends are counterclockwise, a very attractive coin indeed, Asking price:  $122 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Vespasian Denarius

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Domitian Denarius

000_9988.JPG000_9987.JPG000_9986.JPG000_9985.JPG000_9984.JPG000_9983.JPG000_9982.JPG000_9981.JPG000_9980.JPG000_9979.JPG000_9976.JPG000_9975.JPG000_9973.JPG000_9972.JPGDomitian Denarius, Emperor AD 81-96, RSC 259; Van Meter 42/1a (for obverse legend 46), 18.21 mm, 3.5 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Domitian facing right, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P X, Reverse: Minerva standing left, holding a long scepter, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P PP, very lustrous coin with just the slightest hint of attractive toning, a superb and high relief portrait of Domitian, with a full and crisply clear obverse legend with the exception of IMP at its beginning. Though worn, Minerva on the reverse shows nice detail.    The numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin grades it Choice Very Fine for the obverse and Very Fine for the reverse and states of it: “Choice high relief portrait and clear legible reverse. Light grey toning. Nice planchet, well centered. Even wear.” A very lovely coin, and much sharper in hand, especially with the wonderful high relief portrait of Domitian, Asking price: $138 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9971.JPG

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Domitian Denarius

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Titus Denarius

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Vespasian Denarius

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Vespasian Denarius

000_3107.JPG000_3105.JPG000_3104.JPG000_3103.JPG000_3101.JPG000_3099.JPG000_3097.JPG000_3096.JPG000_3095.JPG000_3094.JPG000_3092.JPG000_3091.JPG000_3089.JPG000_3087.JPGMinted at Rome AD 80, by Vespasian’s son Titus as a commemoration of his father’s deification in that year, 16.9 X 18.3mm, 3.45 gms, Sear 2568; RSC 497; Van Meter 102, Obverse: laureate bust of Vespasian facing right, DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPANIANVS, Reverse: two capricorns, back to back, with a circular shield resting on them, a small globe below, and SC inscribed on the shield, very lustrous coin, more than my photography shows, very nice portrait, great capricorns, Asking price: $385 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_3086.JPG

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