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    Domitian's Triumphal Ride

    Domitian, as Caesar (AD 69-81). AV aureus (21mm, 7.26 gm, 6h).  Rome, under Vespasian, AD 73. CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head of Domitian right / No legend, Domitian on horse rearing left; he raises his right hand in salute and cradles in left arm a scepter topped by a human head. RIC 540 (R) (Vespasian). BMCRE 123. Cohen 663. Calic├│ 812a. An impressive piece, deeply struck on a broad flan. NGC (photo-certificate) Choice XF 5/5 - 3/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Spink (London, March 1994), lot 1. 

    The reverse image recalls Domitian's role in the the Flavian family's Judean triumph in June of AD 71. According to Suetonius, the young Domitian rode a magnificent white horse behind the chariots carrying his father Vespasian and brother Titus, at the head of the procession of dignitaries. 

    All Roman gold coins from the Dimitriadis Collection have been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. These may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. Please e-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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