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Domitian RIC 28
AR Denarius, 3.23g
Rome mint, 81 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 28 (R2). BMC p. 433. RSC 56a. BNC -.

The Minerva on this denarius is distinctively quite flamboyant and was struck in the Autumn of 81 soon after Domitian became emperor. This is one of the earliest appearances of Minerva for Domitian as Augustus and it copies the same type coined for him as Caesar under Titus the previous year. The reverse is a die match with the RIC plate coin.

A rare coin in lovely style and well centred.
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Jay GT4  [Apr 25, 2016 at 08:30 PM]
Very nice representation of Minerva
orfew  [Apr 25, 2016 at 08:41 PM]
Nice reverse !
Mat  [Apr 25, 2016 at 08:43 PM]
Beautiful coin all around.
quadrans  [Apr 26, 2016 at 01:52 AM]
Nice find...
FlaviusDomitianus  [Apr 26, 2016 at 06:28 AM]
The reverse die could be the same as mine. Nice coin.
Nemonater  [Apr 26, 2016 at 08:40 AM]
Another beauty!
okidoki  [Apr 29, 2016 at 05:26 AM]
congrats David
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