Domitian, 81-96. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.62 g, 7 h), Rome, 88. DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. GERMANICVS COS XIIII Germania, in attitude of mourning with her torso bare, seated on shield to right; below, broken spear. BMC 143. BN 133. Calicó 838. Cohen 148. Kent - Hirmer 243 (same dies). RIC 560. A lustrous, beautiful coin, lightly toned. Old scratch on Domitian's neck, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Sold on behalf of a Swiss bank, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 41, 20 November 2007, 69, Sotheby's 8 July 1996, 168 and Numismatic Fine Arts XX,9 March 1988, 168.
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