Roman Empire, Domitian, 81-96, Didrachm 93-94, Caesarea, NGC graded Ch XF

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Roman Empire. Domitian, 81-96. Didrachm 93-94, Caesarea, Cappadocia. Silver 6.37 g.; 23 mm.
Obverse: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟϹ ϹЄΒΑϹΤΟϹ ΓЄΡΜ, laureate head to right // Reverse: Upright club; ЄΤΟ - ΙΓ across fields. RPC II 1670, 6h.

Rare Didrachm of wonderful and unusual realistic style.
NGC CH XF, Strike 5/5 surf 3/5 - light marks noted.

Comment

Domitian was not attractive or charismatic (unlike his brother and father) yet the Rome mint engravers felt obliged to portray him idealistically. This is a rare realistic portrait from Cappadocia.

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