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Rare Domitian Denarius Not A Minerva Type

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 Posted 05/27/2019  12:54 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have been on a ship in the Atlantic ocean for the last 7 days so I have not posted in a little while. I placed an absentee bid on a rare coin of Domitian and when we were in port on Tuesday I found out I had won it. It is in rough shape but one cannot be too choosy if one wants to have an example. What makes it rare is the inclusion of "PONT" in the obverse legend.

Roman empire - Domitian (81-96 AD.) silver denarius
(2.87 g 18 mm). Rome. 81 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITANVS AVG PONT, laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, seat, draped, above, a winged thunderbolt placed horizontally.
RIC II 40. (R2)

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 Posted 05/29/2019  05:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pick up orfew...Another rare one to add to your impressive collection.Congrats..Paul

What is the significance of the draped seat and thunderbolt?
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05/29/2019 05:31 am
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 Posted 05/29/2019  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Paul,

This is part of the pulvinar series and was continued from the coinage of Titus. These pulvinaria are the seats of the gods. In the case of this coin it is an altar with a flame. As for the thunderbolt I believe it is an attribute of Jupiter but that is not on my coin. A few of us who are interested in this topic have been discussing the meaning of this series recently. There are still no absolute conclusions and much more research is necessary.
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05/29/2019 7:42 pm
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