This rare (edit: not so rare) coin arrived today of Domitian. Minted in Rome for circulation in Syria under Vespasian, it's struck in orichalcum, which must have looked impressive when new. Even today 2000 years later it has a beautiful chocolate patina and retains a lovely portrait of the young prince. In hand the encrustations on the reverse do not detract from the coin. Also not as pitted in hand. Sold as the more common RIC 1579 this one is actually RIC 1578 rated R2 by RIC (edit: no it really is RIC 1579 rated C). I bought it because of the portrait, being rare (edit: Not so rare) is a bonus. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-152423 Let's see your Roman mint coins for circulation in the East, or anything you want.