David Atherton Posted December 5, 2022 · Member Share Posted December 5, 2022 (edited) Believe it or not, not every Flavian coin is a 'Judaea Capta' type. Unfortunately, the following reverse type is often seen in trade erroneously labelled as such. Domitian as Caesar [Vespasian] Æ As, 10.22g Rome mint, 77-78 AD Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS V; Head of Domitian, laureate, r. Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST; S C in field; Victory stg. r. on prow, with wreath and palm RIC 1056 (C). BMC -. BNC 793. Acquired from Roman Coin Shop, November 2022. The perennial favourite reverse of Victory on prow, commonly found on the issues throughout much of Vespasian's reign for all three Flavians. Unlike the VICTORIA NAVALIS variant which in all likelihood celebrated a minor naval victory from the Jewish War, this Victory can be viewed in more generic terms. It was normally struck without an overt connection to any conflict and was probably based on a familiar cult image. A similar type was also struck in silver on the denarii the previous year. This Domitian Caesar variety is considered 'common' in RIC, but is missing from the BM. As always, thanks for looking! Edited December 5, 2022 by David Atherton 26 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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