RIC 784

A new interpretation

RIC 784
RIC 784

AR Denarius (19mm, 3.58g, 7h). Rome mint, struck noon, Sept 18, 95 - noon, Sept 18, 96, but probably shortly before Domitian's death by assassination, gmojm.


IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV, head laureate right; IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, altar of Mars Ultor with tapestries of Twins facing, flanked by two of the recovered lost aquilae, each guarded by a hooded cobra.


RIC 784 (R2), BMC, p.344+, RSC 296.


Ex Stack's Bowers, ex Freeman & Sear, ex Helios.


NGC certified, #4683674-024, AU.


It is my opinion that Domitian struck this coin as a warning of divine retribution against his unknown assassins.

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