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LOT 8147

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,400
EUR (€) 1,170 - 1,630
USD ($) 1,230 - 1,720

Sold for (Inc. bp): £1,300

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ANCIENT ROMAN IMPERIAL COINS - DOMITIA - PEACOCK AR DENARIUS
82-83 A.D.
(3.16 grams.).

Wife of Domitian, Rome mint. Obv: DOMITIA AVGVSTA IMP DOMIT legend with draped bust right. Rev: CONCORDIA AVGVST legend with peacock standing right. Good very fine. Very rare; exceptionally so as a UK find.

PROVENANCE:
Found by metal detector in Ribble Valley, near Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK, 2022.
Property of the finder.

LITERATURE:
RIC 212; BMC 60; RSC 2; Sear 2904.

FOOTNOTES:
Domitia Longina was daughter of Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, general commanding the Roman forces against Parthia during the reign of Nero; she married Domitian, second son of the emperor Vespasian, who came to the throne on the death of his older brother Titus; this coin is from the first phase of issues in her name, before she was suspected of adultery with the actor Paris and all coins in her name are rare, some extremely so.