RIC 3a dup

This coin, dissected for science!

RIC 3a dup
RIC 3a dup

AR Denarius (18mm, 2.61g, 5h). Rome mint, struck Sept 18 - Dec 31, 81 (Commemorative Issue, RIC's "Group 1"), ghhpj.


IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG, head laureate right; TR P COS VII, draped table, over which thatched roof, the Circus Parade float representing the rude spelt-covered cottage of Romulus, Rome's founder. 


RIC 3 (R), BMC 2, RSC 554a.


Ex Marc Breitsprecher, ex Harlan Berk, ex Butcher and Ponting test group, ex Jyrki Muona coll.

A quarter of this coin was cut away so that its metallic composition could be tested and published by K. Butcher and M. Ponting, The Metallurgy of Roman Silver Coinage: from the reform of Nero to the reform of Trajan, Cambridge, 2014.  This coin = coin M41, pp 140-141, 361 ff. 

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