DOMITIAN BRONZE DUPONDIUS – EXCEEDINGLY RARE COS VII ISSUE WITH CERES AND IMPERIAL PORTRAIT LEFT – AU FINE STYLE NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN (Inv. 12408)
ROMAN EMPIRE. DOMITIAN, AD 81-96.
Bronze Dupondius/As, 13.17 g., 28 mm., struck in Rome as Caesar under Titus AD 80-81.
Obv. CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, laureate head of Domitian left .
Rev. CERES AVGVST / SC in field, Ceres standing left, with corn ears and torch.
RIC II 334 (Titus), with rarity designation “R2”
NGC graded AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, FINE STYLE, struck from dies of truly exceptional
style. The R2 designation implies “very few examples known, or, if a die study exists, very few (1-3) die combinations known”.