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RIC Volume II - Domitian (69-96 AD)


Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, 73, Rome
CAES AVG F-DOMIT COS II
Laureate head right
(No legend)
Domitian riding left on horseback, raising right hand, human-headed scepter in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.44g
RIC II, 232 (Vespasian) (C)


Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, 76, Rome
CAESAR AVG F.-DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right
COS IIII
Pegasus standing right, left front hoof raised
20mm, 3.30g
RIC II, 238 (Vespasian) (S)


Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, 76, Rome
CAESAR AVG F-DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right
COS IIII
Minerva standing right on prow, shield in left hand, brandishing spear with right, owl at feet to front
17mm x 19mm, 3.14g
RIC II, -- (Vespasian) 1926 edition; RIC II, 920 (Vespasian) 2008 edition


Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, 77-78, Rome
CAESAR AVG F-DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right
COS V
Horseman, helmeted, riding right, raising right hand
18mm x 20mm, 3.13g
RIC II, 242 (Vespasian) (S)


Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, 79, Rome
CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Laureate head right
PRINCEPS-IVV_ENTVTIS
Vesta seated left, palladium in right hand, scepter in left
17mm x 18mm, 2.78g
RIC II, 244 (Vespasian) (C)


Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, 79, Rome
CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Laureate head right
PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS
Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow
17mm x 19mm, 3.19g
RIC II, 246 (Vespasian) (C)


Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, 79, Rome
CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI .
Laureate head right
PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS
Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow
19mm x 20mm, 3.39g
RIC II, 246 (Vespasian) (C)

Note: RIC does not mention any examples with the pellet at the end of the obverse legend


Domitian as Caesar, AE As, 72, Rome
CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II
Laureate, draped bust right
PRINCIP . IV_VENT
Domitian on horseback, galloping left, right hand raised, scepter in left
S | C across fields
27mm x 28mm, 11.87g
RIC II, 697 (Vespasian) (C)


Domitian as Caesar, AE As, 72, Rome
CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II
Laureate head right
(No legend)
Domitian on horseback, galloping left, right hand raised, trophy (?) in left
S | C across fields
28mm x 30mm, 9.00g
RIC II, 701a (Vespasian) (C) 1926 edition; RIC II, 672 (Vespasian) 2008 edition

Consignor notes: VF for wear. Grainy, but little wear and excellent detail.


Domitian as Caesar, AE As, 77-78, Rome
CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS V
Laureate head right
(No legend)
Spes advancing left, flower upward in right hand, hitching skirt with left
S | C across fields
28mm x 29mm, 11.00g
RIC II, 724 (Vespasian) (C) 1926 edition; RIC II 1290 (Vespasian) 2008 edition

Consignor notes: Fine. 


Domitian as Caesar, Orichalcum As, 73-74, Commagene
CAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left
S . C
Legend in laurel wreath of eight bunches of leaves, terminating in pellet
22mm x 23mm, 6.16g
RIC II, 817 (Vespasian) (S)


Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, Later 80, Rome
CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right
PRINCEPS- IVVENTVTIS
Minerva advancing right, brandishing javelin in right hand, shield in left
16mm x 19mm, 3.24g
RIC II, 41 (Titus) (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, 80, Rome
CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right
PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS
Clasped hands holding legionary eagle set on prow
17mm x 18mm, 3.37g
RIC II, 45 (Titus) (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, Later 80, Rome
CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right
PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Lit, garlanded altar
17mm x 19mm, 3.30g
RIC II, 50 (Titus) (C)


Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, Later 80, Rome
CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head right
PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS
Lit, garlanded altar
17mm x 18mm, 3.47g
RIC II, 50 (Titus) (C)


Roman Imperial, Domitian as Caesar, AR Denarius, Later 80, Rome
CAESAR • DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII •
Laureate bust right
PRINCEPS-IVVENTVTIS
Lit, garlanded altar
17mm x 18mm, 3.45g
RIC II, 266 (Titus)


Domitian as Caesar, Orichalcum Sestertius, 80-81, Rome
CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIANVS COS VII
Laureate head left
(No legend)
Minerva advancing right, brandishing javelin in right hand, round shield on left arm
S | C across fields
34mm, 25.99g
RIC II, 157d (Titus) (C) 1926 edition; RIC II, 331 (Titus) (R2) 2008 edition

Consignor notes: aEF/VF. Indicated as R2 in RIC 2008 edition.


Domitian as Caesar, AE As, 80-81, Rome
CAES DIVI AVG VESP . F DOMITIAN COS . VII
Laureate head right
CERES-AVGVST
Ceres standing facing, head left, grain ears in right hand, vertical torch in left
S | C across fields
27mm x 28mm, 12.19g
RIC II, 165c (Titus) (C) 1926 edition


Domitian, AR Denarius, September-December 81, Second Issue, Rome
IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT
Laureate head right
TR P COS VII-DES VIII P P
Winged thunderbolt facing left on draped table
18mm x 19mm, 2.89g
RIC II, --; RIC II, 68 (R2) (2008 edition)

Note: This reverse type is not attested in old RIC II for the Second Issue of 81 and the obverse legend is footnoted for a different reverse as "7. C. 57, 58 gives DOMITIAN in obv. legend, in error. C. 372 gives same rev., but in inverted order, P P COS VII DES VIII (obv. DOMITIANVS)." So, either the description by Cohen was plated and the authors of RIC are correct in fixing the attribution, or, Cohen 57 and 58 really did have an obverse legend of DOMITIAN and RIC mistakenly "corrects" it.


Domitian, AR Denarius, 82, First Issue, Rome
IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right
TR POT-COS VIII P P
Winged thunderbolt facing left on draped table
18mm x 19mm, 3.34g
RIC II, 24 variant (C for type)

Note: RIC describes this reverse as thunderbolt on throne. It is not plated, so I cannot determine if the winged thunderbolt is expected or is not attested in RIC. A search on-line did not produce any examples of this coin, however, examples with and without wings for other COS issues were found.  As such, I will list this as a variant to 24.


Domitian, AR Denarius, 82, First Issue, Rome
IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right
TR POT-COS VIII P P
Wreath on curule bench
18mm x 19mm, 3.00g
RIC II, 26 (C)

Note: Scarce - three specimens in Reka Devnia Hoard


Domitian, AR Denarius, 82, Second Issue, Rome
IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head right
TR POT IMP II COS VIII DES VIIII P P
Fortuna standing facing, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 21mm, 3.70g
RIC II, 32 (S)


Roman Imperial, Domitian, AR Denarius, 84, Rome
IMP CAES DOMITIANVS-AVG GERMANIC
Laureate head right, aegis on left shoulder
P M TR POT III IMP V COS X P P
Eagle, head left, standing facing on thunderbolt
20mm x 21mm, 3.46g
RIC II, 50 (C); RIC II, 198 (R2) (2007 edition)

Consignor notes: Expressive and accurate portrait, fantastic aegis on bust, traces of lustre. Listed as common in the old RIC II, but updated to R2 in the 2007 edition.


Domitian, AR Denarius, 88, First Issue, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right
IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing facing, head left, thunderbolt in right hand, spear in left, shield on ground behind
18mm x 19mm, 3.21g
RIC II, -- (cf. RIC 109)

Note: Same as 109, except RIC does not list the shorter GERM obverse legend for the First Issue of 88 with this reverse type.


Domitian, AR Denarius, 88, Third Issue, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right
LVD / SAEC / FEC
Legend in three lines inscribed on column with wreath terminating in rosette on top and ties on bottom
COS | XIIII across fields
18mm x 19mm, 3.39g
RIC II, 115 (R)

Note: The reverse on this piece commemorates the rituals and events associated with the saeculum, which was celebrated with the Saecular Games in 88.


Domitian, AR Denarius, 88, Third Issue, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right
COS / XIIII / LVD / SAEC / FEC
Herald standing left, wearing feathered cap, wand in right hand, round shield in left, facing cippus with legend in five lines, candelabrum between
18mm, 3.27g
RIC II, 116 (R) (old); RIC II, 601 (new)
Ex CNG, September 2005

Note: The reverse on this piece commemorates the rituals and events associated with the saeculum, which was celebrated with the Saecular Games in 88.


Domitian, AR Denarius, 88, Third Issue, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P . VIII
Laureate head right
COS XIIII-LVD SAEC FEC
Herald advancing left, wearing feathered cap, wand in right hand, round shield in left
18mm x 20mm, 3.26g
RIC II, 117 (R)

Note: The reverse on this piece commemorates the rituals and events associated with the saeculum, which was celebrated with the Saecular Games in 88.


Domitian, AR Denarius, 88-89, Rome
IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERMANICVS
Laureate head right
COS | XIIII
Minerva advancing right, brandishing javelin in right hand, round shield in left
19mm, 2.39g
RIC II, 121 (S)


Domitian, AR Denarius, 88-89, Fourth Issue, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right
IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on top of column capital, brandishing javelin in right hand, round shield in left, owl at feet at right
19mm x 20mm, 3.28g
RIC II, 138 (C)


Domitian, AR Denarius, 88-89, Fourth Issue, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right
IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, spear in right hand, left hand on hip
18mm x 19mm, 3.54g
RIC II, 140 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Domitian, AR Denarius, 89, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P VIIII
Laureate head right
IMP XXI COS-XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva standing facing, head left, vertical spear in right hand, left hand on hip
18mm x 19mm, 3.36g
RIC II, 146 (C)


Domitian, AR Denarius, 92-93, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XII
Laureate head right
IMP XXII-COS XVI-CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, thunderbolt in right hand, spear in left, shield on ground behind
18mm x 19mm, 3.46g
RIC II, 173 (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 121, Lot 242, September 2005


Domitian, AR Denarius, 94, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XIIII
Laureate head right
IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on top of column capital, brandishing javelin in right hand, round shield in left, owl at feet at right
18mm, 3.09g
RIC II, 179 (C)


Domitian, AR Denarius, 95-96, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XV
Laureate head right
IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right, brandishing javelin with right hand, round shield in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.10g
RIC II, 190 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Domitian, AR Denarius, 95-96, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XV
Laureate head right
IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P
Minerva standing facing, head left, thunderbolt in right hand, vertical spear in left, shield on ground behind
18mm x 19mm, 3.33g
RIC II, 192 (C)


Domitian, AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm, 82, Ephesus
IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG P M COS VIII
Laureate head right
CA | PIT / RESTIT
Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Capitolinus with statues of Jupiter enthroned between Juno and Minerva, quadriga in pediment, statues adorning entire roof
24mm x 26mm, 10.43g
RIC II, 222 (R3)


Domitian, AE As, 85, Rome
IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
SALVTI / AVGVSTI
Large altar of Salus with three steps, four-paneled doors and horned roof
S | C across fields
28mm x 29mm, 10.67g
RIC II, 272


Domitian, AE As, 85, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate bust right, aegis on left shoulder
AETERNITATI AVGVST
Aeternitas standing left, bust of sun in right hand, bust of moon in left
S | C across fields
26mm x 27mm, 11.70g
RIC II, 297 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Domitian as Augustus, AE As, 85, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate bust right, aegis on left shoulder
(No legend)
Mars standing facing in military dress, leaning left, head left, Victory in right hand, trophy in left over shoulder
S | C across fields
24mm x 26mm, 10.88g
RIC II, 301b variant (C) 1926 edition; RIC II, 387 in 2008 edition

Note: Variant for obverse legend - CENS PER expected.

Consignor notes: aEF/VF. Choice, smooth patina.


Domitian, AE Dupondius, 86, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P
Radiate bust right, aegis on left shoulder
FORTVNAE-AVGVSTI
Fortuna standing facing, head left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
S | C across fields
28mm x 29mm, 12.64g
RIC II, 326a (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Domitian as Augustus, AE As, 86, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P
Laureate bust right, aegis on left shoulder
(No legend)
Vexillum, carynx, crossed German shields and spear
S | C across fields
27mm x 28mm, 9.66g
RIC II, 337a variant (R) 1926 edition; RIC II, 495 in 2008 edition

Note: Unattested bust type and variant for obverse legend - CAESAR and GER expected.

Consignor notes: VF/Fine.


Domitian as Augustus, AE As, 88, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P COS CENS PER P P
Laureate head right
COS XIIII-LVD SAEC FEC
Domitian standing facing at right, head left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit, garlanded altar, flautist and harpist at left standing right, hexastyle temple with wreath in pediment in background
S C in exergue
27mm x 28mm, 11.33g
RIC II, 385a variant (S) 1926 edition; RIC II, 623 variant in 2008 edition

Note: Variant for obverse legend - TR P VIII and no COS expected.

Consignor notes: VF/EF. Some very minor smoothing, light porosity on reverse. Very nice in hand.


Domitian as Augustus, Orichalcum Semis, 90-91, Rome
IMP DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV
Laureate, draped bust of Apollo right, branch before
S C
Raven standing right on branch
18mm x 19mm, 3.15g
RIC II, 398a (C) 1926 edition


Domitian as Augustus, Orichalcum Semis, 81-96, Rome
IMP DOMITA_NVS AVG
Laureate head right
(No legend)
Cornucopiae
S | C across fields
20mm x 21mm, 4.16g
RIC II, 425 (C) 1926 edition; RIC II 122 (R) 2008 edition

Consignor notes: aFine/Good. Indicated as rare in RIC 2008 edition.


Domitian as Augustus, AE Quadrans, 81-96, Rome
IMP DOMIT-AVG GERM
Trophy
(No legend)
Olive branch
S | C across fields
17mm x 18mm, 2.51g
RIC II, 431 (C) 1926 edition; RIC II 247 (R) 2008 edition

Consignor notes: aVF. Indicated as rare in RIC 2008 edition.


Domitian, AE Quadrans, 81-96, Rome
(No legend)
Rhinoceros walking right
IMP DOMIT AVG GERM
Legend surrounding large S . C
15mm x 16mm, 1.86g
RIC II, 434 (C)


Domitian as Augustus, AE Quadrans, 84-85, Rome
(No legend)
Rhinoceros walking left
IMP DOMIT AVG GERM
Legend surrounding large S C
17mm x 18mm, 3.07g
RIC II, 435 (C) 1926 edition; RIC II 248 in 2008 edition

Consignor notes: aVF. Overall very nice condition.

Fourrees/Imitations

Domitian, AR Denarius Fourree, 93-94, Rome
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XIII
Laureate head right
IMP XII C[OS XVI?] CENS P P P
Minerva standing right on top of column capital, shield in left hand, brandishing spear with right, owl at feet to front
18mm x 19mm, 2.82g
RIC II, --

Note: The reverse legend is incorrect for this obverse. The ancient counterfeiter missed the second X, as this should read IMP XXII. The silver outer shell is nearly intact, but there are a few small spots where the core is visible.