Domitian as Caesar BMCRE 129 (Vesp)
BMCRE 129(Vesp.), RSC 664
Rome mint, 73 A.D.
Obv - Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - No legend. Domitian, togate, cloak flying out behind him, on horse prancing l., extending r. hand and holding vertical sceptre with human head at end, in l.
A reverse type issued only for Domitian, most likely a reference to his part in the Judaean triumph of Vespasian and Titus.
"while taking part in the Judaean triumph, he rode on a white horse, the conventional mount for young princes on such occasions." (Suetonius, Domitian, ii)
A scarce coin of Domitian's part in a very important event in Flavian history. Nice portait with some of the beard still intact and a lively horse on the reverse!