Ephesian denarius of Domitian

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  1. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Received this interesting (and rare) denarius of Domitian yesterday. Part of an early series of denarii minted in Ephesus for Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. This one is part of Group 6 with EPE mint mark. What's interesting is that the obverse is draped and cuirassed with agis and the die is shared between different reverses.

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    http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-150117

    DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG
    Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.

    AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath.

    Ephesus 71 AD

    3.28g

    RIC 1445 (R). RPC 846.

    Most of these are struck on rugged flans, even some in EF condition. While worn it has a lovely dark toning and nicer in hand.

    Let's see your Ephesian Flavians!
     
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  3. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    A wonderful coin Jay. Congrats on acquiring this rarity. I would love an Ephesian Domitian. Unfortunately all I have are these Ephesian coins of Vespasian.

    RIC 1425 R3 (second one known the other one is the RIC plate coin)
    Vespasian RIC 1425.jpg
    RIC 1421 (R2)
    Vespasian ric 1421 new copy.jpg

    RIC 1414 (R3)

    Vesp 141 savoca.jpg
     
  4. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Great ones Andrew. Love the first one! I have lots of Vespasian from Ephesus with the BY monogram but I think the Domitian is the only one with EPE.

    Here's a Vespasian R2


    VespasianEph.jpg

    RIC 1464 Vespasian Ephesus denarius

    IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR PPP
    Laureate head right

    CONCORDIA AVG
    Concordia seated left, annulet below, star in Exergue

    3.41g

    Ephesus 74 AD

    RIC 1464 (R2)

    Ex-Calgary coin

    about XF
     
  5. Ajax

    Ajax Supporter! Supporter

    Great coin Jay! I love the Ephesian Flavians but sadly I only have the one.
    Vespasian_Ephesos.png
    Vespasian AR Denarius (2.77g, 18mm, 6h). Ephesus, AD 71. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head right / Oak wreath surrounding AVG and monogram. RIC 1422AA.
     
  6. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Beautiful coin, congrats, Jay.
     
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  7. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Great coin Ajax. I love the eastern portraits. Very realistic.

    Here's one from the unknown eastern "O" mint for Domitian complete with the usual mismatched titles

    Domitian_O.jpg

    CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
    laureate head right, small 'o' below neck truncation

    PON MAX TR P COS IIII
    winged caduceus.

    Uncertain eastern "O" mint
    76 AD

    3.24g

    RIC II 1496 (R2); BMCRE II, 489; RSC II, 369; RPC II, 1469.

    Apart from the COS IIII, these titles are appropriate for Vespasian, not Domitian as Caesar
     
  8. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice pickup, Jay. These Flavians from Ephesus are really distinctive. I wish I had one to show, but I haven’t managed to snag one yet, though not for lack of trying!
     
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  9. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Wonderful! And an obverse die match with my own example.

    V1445.jpg
     
  10. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    From the ones I've seen they all appear to be die matches! :D Nice one David!

    Zumbly keep trying!
     
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  11. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Thats a neat addition.
     
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