New Domitian Coin

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  1. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    Well I got this in the mail yesterday, it is not in the best of condition on the obverse, but did not cost much…It is a Dupondius, which I like. Any thoughts on it? 609091C7-F41D-4699-A233-522CACDCE38F.jpeg
     
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  3. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Cool coin. @Mammothtooth . The reverse is Fides with plate of fruits and corn ears.
    Obverse legend ends in COS XI so it's either RIC 288 (Domitian without aegis) or RIC 289 (with aegis). I think I see the aegis so 289.

    The coin is OK, the only thing I would be bothered about is the problem behind the portrait. If it didn't cost much, it's a deal.
     
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  4. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Very nice! I wonder if the slice on his face and jaw was intentional (damnatio) or just wear and tear from usage?
    I just won a slight upgrade to my Domitian Macedonian shield coin. Hoping the poor lighting means it'll be better in hand:
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  5. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    I got it for about 28.00…..I probably should have passed, but I got caught up with Dupondius, cause I like them… A better one is coming from my Polish Amigo
     
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  6. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    Thanks for the comment
     
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  7. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    I like it - yeah, lots of wear, but nice glossy patina. The obverse damage doesn't bother me much either - it misses his face.

    Here is an as with the same (similar?) reverse and lots of problems - it cost $10, which is okay by me:
    Domitian - As Fides lot Jun 2019 (0 dom).jpg
    Domitian Æ As
    (86 A.D.)
    Rome Mint

    IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM • COS XII C[ENS PER P P], laureate bust right with
    aegis / FIDEI [PVBLICAE] S-C, Fides standing right holding ears of grain and basket of fruit.
    RIC 486; RCV 2804.
    (10.81 grams / 26 mm)
    eBay June 2019
     
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