While waiting on the arrival of a coin to continue part 2 of this story https://www.cointalk.com/threads/second-chances-part-one.317718/ , another little beauty arrived. Left facing portraits are very scarce for Domitian, whether struck for him as Caesar or as Augustus. If you come across one, snatch it up! Domitian as Caesar AR Denarius, 3.08g Rome Mint, 79 AD RIC V1085 (R2). BMC p. 47 note. RSC 385. Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, l. Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Salus, stg. r., resting on column, feeding snake out of patera Acquired from eBay, 10 June 2018. An extremely rare left portrait variant of the common Salus feeding snake type struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian. The reverse may be an illusion to Vespasian's ill health preceeding his death on 24 June 79. No specimens in the BM's collection, citing the Paris collection. A double die match with the RIC plate coin. This is a coin I would accept in almost any condition ... it will be a long wait for a better one! Hopefully the postal gods will be more cooperative next week for my ongoing Pegasus story!