Domitian Secular Games Issue??

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Nathan F, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. Nathan F

    Nathan F Well-Known Member

    Maybe I’m being too hopeful here but I think this is a variety of a Domitian 88 AD secular games issue Sestertius. See the portrait shape and the MTR at 1 o’clock. The reverse is wiped. Do you think I’m right, is it something else or is too far gone to tell?
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    Other 88 AD sestertius Secular Games Issue Sestertius:
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  3. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Photo of the reverse?.....Tilt it and see if you can pick out anything?
     
  4. Nathan F

    Nathan F Well-Known Member

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    Here’s the reverse I’ve tried looking and theirs nothing but if you spot something let me know.
     
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  5. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Is it me or do other people think the op coin is Titus or Vespasian...Length of neck??
     
  6. Nathan F

    Nathan F Well-Known Member

    I think it could be Vespasian but the Titus portraits on the sestertius looks too different in my opinion.
     
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  8. David Atherton

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    This is my coin and it is an as, not a sestertius.
     
  9. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic Supporter

    At this point, pareidolia comes into play.
     
  10. Nathan F

    Nathan F Well-Known Member

    My bad I looked at a few Sestertius that looked similar. Nice coin you got there though.
     
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  11. Nathan F

    Nathan F Well-Known Member

    The seller had it as Domitian 81-96 so that was where I was looking but as I’ve looked at Vespasian's I think you’re right.
     
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