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Domitian * Minerva with Owl, 81-96 AD. AR Denarius

Domitianvs * Minerva with Owl, 88 AD. Silver Denarius
" ~ My service to the state is listed here ~ "

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI * Domitian, Laureate head right facing.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P Minerva helmeted & armed right-facing, surmounting Rostrum, holding thunderbolt (or javelin) in right hand, arm raised to throwing position, and shield at the ready on left arm, her owl, facing, at her feet to the right.

Exergue: Occupied by capital-piece of rostrum column.

Mint: Rome
Struck: January-August 88 AD.

Size: 22 mm.
Weight: 2.96 grams
Die axis: 180

Condition: Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful bright, clear luster with tri-colored cabinet toning (rainbow effect) on the reverse.

Refs:*
RSC 236
RIC II, 108a
BMC 103(v)
Cohen 218(v)
Sear RCV I (2000), 2730(v), page 495

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whitetd49  [Feb 02, 2005 at 11:05 PM]
Great picture, greater coin! Tia, that would grace any collection.
jimwho523  [Feb 03, 2005 at 01:04 PM]
Gotta love that rainbow toning!!! First class coin.
Bolayi  [Feb 03, 2005 at 08:49 PM]
Thats a first for me, thanks for sharing
Alex  [Feb 18, 2005 at 04:03 AM]
Nice Tia! One correction: the coin was minted Jan-Aug 88 AD, not 86 !
Tiathena  [Feb 18, 2005 at 09:07 AM]
Thank you guys... &nd thanks for the correction, Alex. Have 'fixed.'
Gunner  [Feb 25, 2005 at 09:19 PM]
less than 5? Someone just don't like you Tia....Trust me..I KNOW THE FEELING!!!
Gavignano  [Aug 13, 2006 at 01:42 AM]
Unusual toning - and beautiful - maybe it was in a slider album!
Titus Pullo  [Dec 07, 2007 at 02:25 AM]
WOW!
moneta romana  [Aug 07, 2008 at 03:53 PM]
fantastic patina superb coin!
Jochen  [Aug 07, 2008 at 08:33 PM]
Wow! What a patina!
fordicus  [Aug 09, 2008 at 01:26 AM]
I'm a sucker for rainbow toning on a great coin... especially near EF/EF early issues such as this!
Noah  [Jan 04, 2010 at 01:26 AM]
super duper lustrous sheen...with all the comments above I didn't know what to add!!