Domitian as Caesar Æ Dupondius, 14.29g Rome mint, 77-78 AD (Vespasian) Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS V; Bust of Domitian, laureate, draped, r. Rev: CERES AVGVST; S C in field; Ceres stg. l., with corn ears and poppy and sceptre RIC 1044 (R). BMC p. 176 ‡. BNC 790. Acquired from ANE, November 2019. Dupondii struck for Domitian as Caesar under Vespasian lack a radiate crown and are unusually laureate and quite rare. This Ceres type struck in 77 or 78 was part of series of coins likely advertising some sort of agricultural programme. Same dies as the Paris specimen (BNC 790). Post your unusual bust types!