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.
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.
RIC II, 108a
Sear RCV I (2000), 2730(v), page 495