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First Domitian Denarius

 
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 Posted 01/19/2020  06:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Thought I'd share my very first Domitian coin....
Our expert on Domitian @orphew, with his amazing collection, was really helpful (Thanks Andrew)...

As you all know I'm not really into shiny so this nicely toned Denarius caught my eye. These early type portraits are my favourite and coupled with an interesting reverse, the tripod and dolphin being symbols of Apollo, made it a coin that really appealed to me....Paul
Domitian. 81-96 AR Denarius (3.17 gm, 18mm). Rome mint. Struck 81 AD.
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right.
Rev.: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod surmounted by a dolphin right. RIC II 74. VF.
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 Posted 01/19/2020  06:59 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin Paul, you got the bug now.
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 Posted 01/19/2020  08:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can see the attraction with this one Paul. It is indeed a super portrait.

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 Posted 01/19/2020  10:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MetDet71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin
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 Posted 01/19/2020  1:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very appealing coin. Thanks for sharing, Paul.
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 Posted 01/20/2020  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all....Glad you like the coin...
It was an impulse buy just caught my eye and the price was good.
The photo doesn't really show the iridescent toning, its a real beaUty in hand.

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you got the bug now.

Will probably pick up a later style denarius, but its not at the top of my list.
Firstly I'll acquire a big Sestertius...

Thanks again Paul
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 Posted 01/20/2020  10:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice catch Paul! That coin has plenty to recommend it.
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 Posted 01/21/2020  08:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Andrew.....Really appreciated the help
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 Posted 01/21/2020  1:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful coin, Paul!

I can certainly see the appeal of the Flavians - beautiful coins and they mostly weren't melted down by Trajan, so they aren't as expensive as coins of the Julio-Claudians. I still havent been able to make much progress in upgrading the first round of hole fillers that I bought - they do get pricey in higher grades!
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 Posted 01/21/2020  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Steve......

I found this interesting showing the gradual decrease in the silver content..

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