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Domitian RIC-720
AR Denarius, 3.21g
Rome mint, 90-91 AD
RIC 720 (C2). BMC 179. RSC 266.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r., on capital of rostral column, with spear and sheild; to r., owl (M2)
Acquired from Lucernae, eBay, June 2013.

Minted between January and mid-September 90, a stretch of time which saw a massive quantity of denarii produced. The reverse features the second of the four standard Minerva types, here she is seen with one of her attributes, an owl representing wisdom.

Not in the best style, but a dark patina covers most of the surfaces except for the high points, leaving a pleasing to the eye contrast.
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