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In 71 AD, following the conquest of Judaea, the Flavian imperial family rode into the city of Rome in a triumphal procession. Vespasian and Titus led, as it was their joint triumph, while Domitian (then Caesar) followed with the other family members. He rode on a magnificent white horse, which is shown on this denarius - one of a series of coins commemorating the event.

I've read that it's the first denarius struck at Rome for Domitian.

I've owned a few of his denarii with Minerva reverses but hadn't noticed this type at auction until recently.

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Domitian, as Caesar under Vespasian, AR silver denarius 

Caesar 70-81 AD; Augustus 81-96 AD
Struck 73 AD in Rome
Obverse: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head right.
Reverse: Domitian, togate, riding on horse prancing left, holding sceptre in left hand and raising right.
References: RIC 680 (C); BMC 129; RSC 664; BNC 105.
19mm; 3.2g 

Feel free to share any related examples!

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Lovely denarius, @Jeremy! But I always laugh when I see the proportions of the horse and rider on Roman coins. It reminds me of ...

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I don't have a Flavian equestrian, so I'll post this "My Little Pony" issue of Trebonianus Gallus.

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Trebonianus Gallus, AD 251-253.
Roman AR antoninianus, 3.82 g, 19.7 mm, 11 h.
Antioch, second series, AD 251-252.
Obv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor on horseback, left, raising right hand and holding scepter.
Refs: RIC 79; Cohen 2; RCV 9622; Hunter 56; ERIC II 44.

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42 minutes ago, Roman Collector said:

Lovely denarius, @Jeremy! But I always laugh when I see the proportions of the horse and rider on Roman coins. It reminds me of ...

My Little Pony: Magic Princess - Apps on Google Play

I don't have a Flavian equestrian, so I'll post this "My Little Pony" issue of Trebonianus Gallus.

[IMG]
Trebonianus Gallus, AD 251-253.
Roman AR antoninianus, 3.82 g, 19.7 mm, 11 h.
Antioch, second series, AD 251-252.
Obv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor on horseback, left, raising right hand and holding scepter.
Refs: RIC 79; Cohen 2; RCV 9622; Hunter 56; ERIC II 44.

Nice coin! The proportion of man to horse is definitely unrealistic 🙂

 

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