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A Domitianic Judaean Nike


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Another bargain coin I picked up recently. The draped and cuirassed bust is quite fetching and in good style for this mint. Also, I thought a piece from that part of the world is quite seasonally appropriate!

 

 

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Domitian [Agrippa II]

Æ22, 10.48g
Caesarea Paneas mint, 83-84 AD
Obv: ΔΟΜΕΤ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ - ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙ; Bust of Domitian, laureate, draped and cuirassed, r.
Rev: ΕΤΟ - ΚΔ ΒΑϹ / ΑΓΡΙ-ΠΑ; Nike standing, r., holding wreath and palm
RPC 2262 (3 spec.). Hendin 1315.
Acquired from Holyland Ancient Coins, December 2022.

Agrippa II sporadically struck coinage for the Flavian dynasty throughout his long reign. The coins circulated within his client kingdom (Northern Palestine) and were likely coined at Caesaera Panesa, although the mint is not certain (Hendin places it at Caesarea Maritima). Confusingly, Agrippa's mint(s) employed two different dating eras for his coinage - one starting in 56 and the second in 60 or 61. This middle bronze struck in the name of Domitian is dated regnal year 26 by the second era and was produced in either 83 or 84 AD. Domitian is given the title Germanicus on the obverse, which would indeed place this coin after the Chattan war of 83.

 

As always, thank you for looking!

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The Eastern portraits for Domitian are great, especially the Judaean ones.  Here's a similar look from Ephesus

 

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DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG

Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.

AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath.

Ephesus 71 AD
3.28g
RIC 1445 Vespasian (R). RPC 846.

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On 12/20/2022 at 12:31 AM, Jay GT4 said:

The Eastern portraits for Domitian are great, especially the Judaean ones.  Here's a similar look from Ephesus

 

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DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG

Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right, wearing aegis.

AVG and mint mark EPE within oak wreath.

Ephesus 71 AD
3.28g
RIC 1445 Vespasian (R). RPC 846.

What an interesting and aesthetic type.

Here is a common Domitian from Caesarea Maritima:

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I literally just picked this one up from the last CNG eAuction. Not sure why it didn't get more bids.

Judaea, Gaba. Domitian as Caesar, AD 69-81. Æ19 (6.14g, 12h). Dated CY 136 (AD 77/78). Obv: [ΑΥΤ ΔΟ]ΜΙΤΙΑ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ; Laureate head right. Rev: ΓΑΒΗΝ[WΝ]; Mên standing facing, looking left, holding scepter, crescent in upper right field; PΛς (date) to left. Ref: Kindler 6; Rosenberger 4; RPC II 2233; Sofaer 12. Earthen brown patina, obverse off center. Very Fine. Ex Brett Telford collection, purchased from David Hendin. Ex Nomos Obolos 17 (20 December 2020), lot 547. Ex CNG e529 (14 Dec 2022), Lot 542. Obolos auction note: Rare and among the finest known.

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On 12/23/2022 at 7:44 PM, Edessa said:

I literally just picked this one up from the last CNG eAuction. Not sure why it didn't get more bids.

Judaea, Gaba. Domitian as Caesar, AD 69-81. Æ19 (6.14g, 12h). Dated CY 136 (AD 77/78). Obv: [ΑΥΤ ΔΟ]ΜΙΤΙΑ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ; Laureate head right. Rev: ΓΑΒΗΝ[WΝ]; Mên standing facing, looking left, holding scepter, crescent in upper right field; PΛς (date) to left. Ref: Kindler 6; Rosenberger 4; RPC II 2233; Sofaer 12. Earthen brown patina, obverse off center. Very Fine. Ex Brett Telford collection, purchased from David Hendin. Ex Nomos Obolos 17 (20 December 2020), lot 547. Ex CNG e529 (14 Dec 2022), Lot 542. Obolos auction note: Rare and among the finest known.

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I was also very surprised it hammered so low, way below what it sold for two years ago. I bid a minimum bid on it, just to trace it actually since I already have one in similar condition. Luckily for me you bid on it last minute, or I would be ending up with a duplicate. 

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7 hours ago, Factor said:

I was also very surprised it hammered so low, way below what it sold for two years ago. I bid a minimum bid on it, just to trace it actually since I already have one in similar condition. Luckily for me you bid on it last minute, or I would be ending up with a duplicate. 

Glad to oblige!

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