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AE Domitian As 81-96 A.D.(15.44g) O: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AUG GERM COS X; Laur.hd.r., aegis over l. shoulder with Medusa-head at point of truncation; RIC 249 a; BMC 290; C.463 R: S C on either side of Victory advancing r.holding aquila with both hands G: "A lovely coin upon a large flan with a delightful untouched earthy dark green patina, a superb gem, FDC." S: Italo Vecchi Ltd. Nummorum Auctiones 8 (lot 259), 12/4/97

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This coin is a masterpiece. I especially like the patination, and the only thing I would add, is to say that I wish it were in my collection. Congratulations on having one of the nicest Flavian bronzes I've seen in a private collection!
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Now this is absolutely and utterly incomparable. The style of the reverse, beauty of the patination in the fields, exceptionally vivid contrasts and a wonderful expressive bust make this an absolute treasure. What a coin!
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