As Caesar. Rome, 77-78 AD. AU aureus, 7.25 gr., 18.7 mm.
Obv: CAESAR AUG F DOMITIANUS; laureate head of Domitian to the right.
Rev: captive kneeling to the right, offering standard with vexillum; in exergue: COS V.
Ref: Calicó 819; RIC (Vespasian) 959; BMC (Vespasian) 231. Ex HSA 22285; ex NAC 71 (2013),
lot 224 (hammerprice: chf 16,000).
A superb portrait of high style, light reddish tone, original lustre. Extremely fine.
Ex Archer M. Huntington collection. Possibly from the Boscoreale hoard.