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Domitian RIC 58
AR Denarius, 3.24g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 58 (C). BMC 11. RSC 560.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, March 2016. Ex Jyrki Muona Collection.

Domitian's devotion to his patron deity Minerva can be detected quite early in his reign on the coinage. This reverse design struck in late 81 would later become one of the standard four Minerva types he would repeat over and over again on the denarius.

In fine early veristic style and beautifully toned with rainbow highlights.
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Sam  [Mar 22, 2016 at 12:04 AM]
orfew  [Mar 22, 2016 at 01:12 AM]
Nice portrait
Jay GT4  [Mar 22, 2016 at 02:19 AM]
Oh wow! That's nice
okidoki  [Mar 22, 2016 at 06:01 AM]
congrats David
FlaviusDomitianus  [Mar 22, 2016 at 06:55 AM]
Nice toning.