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 Posted 04/21/2019  6:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Ever since I saw a friends left facing Domitian denarii I have wanted one. Well I finally got one. It is quite worn, true, but there is enough of a portrait left to be pleasing.
I am very excited to add this one to my collection. According to my friend all left facing portraits on Domitian's denarii are rare, but those on coins for him issued as Caesar are especially so. Also, this is a non-Minerva denarius. You can barely see SALVS on the reverse resting on a column. You cannot quite see the snake being fed.

Domitian as Caesar Denarius 79 to 24 June
18mm., 3,15g.
Obv:Head laureate l; CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANUS COS VI
Rev: Salus stg r resting on column feeding snake out of patera; PRICEPS IVVENTUTIS
RIC 1085 (R2)
Ex: Savoca Blue 19thauction April 21, 2019 Lot 1138





This next coin is listed as common but does not seem to be very common. I bought it because of the reverse. It is not Minerva it is SPES holding a flower. I did not have a Domitian with SPES and the price was right so I added this "little fish" as well.

Domitian as Caesar Denarius 75 CE
18mm., 3,21g
Obv: Head leaureate r; CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III
Rev: Spes stg l with flower; PRINCEPS IVVENTVT
RIC 788 [Vespasian]
Ex: Savoca Blue 19thauction April 21, 2019 Lot 1143





If you have made it this far...thank you. Please post your coins of Domitian or any coins where the portrait orientation makes the coin rare.
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 Posted 04/21/2019  7:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats, Andrew. Always nice to read about your latest acquisitions. Speaking of which, I just stopped by the website. It's looking great. For those who may not know of Andrew's site, and who may want to "discover historical ancient Roman coins":
https://www.historicalancientromancoins.com/

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 Posted 04/21/2019  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many thanks Bob.
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 Posted 04/21/2019  7:50 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent additions Andrew, I always enjoy seeing what new rarities you find. I wasn't aware of your site, thanks Bob for posting it. A beautiful put together site with lost of information that I will enjoy going through.
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 Posted 04/21/2019  8:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks very much Ron. I hope you will enjoy the site.
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Nice coins as always orfew!

Great website, user friendly, with lots of information...I do like the way you give your own personal thoughts about each coin...Thanks for putting this together I thoroughly enjoyed reading through it and learnt a great deal in the process.....Paul
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Thanks very much for the kind comments Paul. I am glad you liked the site.
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