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The Coinage of Domitius Domitianus

Triton XXI, Lot: 251. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Domitius Domitianus. Usurper, AD 297-298. Æ Follis (25mm, 10.29 g, 12h). Alexandria mint, 1st officina. 2nd emission, AD 298. IMP C L DO[MITI]VS DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate head right / GENIO POPV L I ROMANI, Genius standing facing, head left, wearing chlamys and kalathos, holding a cornucopia with his left hand and a phiale, from which liquor flows, with his right; to left, eagle standing left, head right; A//ALE. RIC VI 20; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 263 (this coin). Good VF, dark brown patina with traces of red and green. Rare.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica AG 64 (17 May 2012), lot 2729.