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    Triumphal Salute

    Domitian, as Caesar (AD 81-96). AV aureus (19mm, 7.26 gm, 12h). NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5, scratches. Rome, under Vespasian, AD 73. CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head of Domitian right / No legend, Domitian on horse rearing left, raising right hand in salute and cradling scepter in left arm.  RIC (Vespasian) 540. BMCRE 123-127. Cohen 663. Calic├│ 811. A few light scratches confined to obverse fields, unobtrusive but visible under moderate magnification, otherwise an attractive piece with considerable eye appeal.

    The reverse image recalls Domitian's role in the the Flavian family's Judaean 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. 


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