Domitia Cistophoric

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  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    It's been a long while since I added a new Empress I didn't have & Domitia is one I needed.

    An affordable Vcoins dealer had freshly listed this coin and bought it within a few minutes & what I felt was also an affordable price.

    Domitia (82 - 83 A.D.)
    AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm
    O: DOMITIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
    R: VENVS AVG, Venus standing right, leaning on cippus, holding helmet and spear.
    Ephesus mint. Struck 82-83 AD.
    RIC II 230 (Domitian); RPC II 870; BMCRE 256 (Domitian); BN 226; RSC 19.
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  3. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Wow, cool, Mat. Was not aware she would be on a Cisto-Tet. Lotsa details even with the even wear. Great capture!
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  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I have a Domitia, but it is a dinky little thing:

    RProv Domitia Lydia Philadelphia AE 16 Grape Bunch RPC 1336
    Ex: FSR
  5. Suarez

    Suarez Well-Known Member

    Domitia, wow. These aren't exactly ordinary coins. Good job!
    Here's the closest I have


  6. Limes

    Limes Well-Known Member

    Great catch, and a lovely portrait!
  7. eparch

    eparch Well-Known Member

    I have this provincial


    Domitia (wife of Domitian) Æ22 of Cadi, Phrygia. AD 70-83.
    ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust right
    ΚΑΔΟ-ΗΝΩΝ, filleted cult statue in the style of Artemis of Ephesos.

    RPC 1361 (this coin - shown as entry 18); SNG Copenhagen 252; BMC 23-4
  8. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    A great coin @Mat congrats on a superb pickup. I bought a Cistophorus on Heritage las night and will post it later. No it is not Domitia.
  9. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Very cool, Mat. Congrats! I bid on one of these a couple years ago but lucked out (I think David ended up winning that one).
  10. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Glad you got that one @Mat! A very nice example.
  11. nicholasz219

    nicholasz219 Well-Known Member

    Even considering the wear, the portrait and the figure of Venus are both very nice. Congrats on the find and grab! I do not have one of her yet. I’ll probably go provincial myself and hope for a good price to add her to my collection.
  12. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    Great Domitia! I need to get a Cistophor myself.
    This Empress will be one of the most difficult for my collection, because I would have to find a Sestertius of hers :banghead:
  13. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice coins everyone & thanks.
  14. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Mine is the same as the original poster's coin - RIC 847 in the "new" RIC II.1:

    I must take a better photo'!

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  15. Archeocultura

    Archeocultura Well-Known Member

    alex 38 domitianus domitia.jpg One of the few Domitia coins I posses, is an enigma: it looks to be an Alexandrian tetradrachm of a type known in bronze. Since we have here all Domitia lovers focussed on this thread, I try to get an identification from some(one) of you.
    ΔΟΜΙΤ. ΣΕΒ. ΓΕΡΜ. ΑΥΤ. ΚΑΙΣ... / ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ IA = year 11 Domitia seated left as Demeter with ears of corn
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