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Domitian RIC-740
AR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 92-93 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P; Minverva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 740 (C3). BMC 202. RSC 281. BNC 184.
Acquired from Aegean Coins, August 2011.

A most typical denarius of Domitian's reign featuring one of the four common Minverva reverse types. The reverse is often mistakenly described as "Minerva on prow", although she is actually atop a rostral column (see RIC II p. 244). The fine style and all around high quality of the piece is typical of Domitian denarii owing to his great interest in the coinage.
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Randygeki(h2)  [Aug 09, 2011 at 01:23 AM]
Very nice!