David Atherton Posted January 9 · Member Share Posted January 9 (edited) This is not a type you come across everyday! Not in high grade, but the rarity of the piece allows me to be very forgiving. Domitian Æ Obol, 4.03g Alexandria mint, 92-93 AD Obv: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤ ϹƐΒ ΓƐΡΜ; Head of Domitian, laureate, l. Rev: LΙB; Dolphin coiled round anchor RPC 2693 (0 spec.). Emmett 308.12f. Dattari-Savio -. Acquired from Marc Breitsprecher, December 2022. An extremely scarce Alexandrian obol from Domitian's regnal year 12. The dolphin is the totem animal of Poseidon and likely can be viewed in that context here. Although, one cannot help but be reminded of an identical dolphin and anchor pulvinar type struck previously by Titus and Domitian between 80-82 at Rome on the denarius. Surprisingly missing from the Dattari collection. For comparison, here is a Rome mint example of the dolphin and anchor type struck over a decade before for Domitian. Domitian AR Denarius, 2.62g Rome mint, 81 AD Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PONT; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Dolphin coiled round anchor RIC 52 (R2). BMC p. 299, ||. RSC -. BNC -. Ex Lanz (eBay), February 2017. As always, thank you for looking! Edited January 9 by David Atherton 18 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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