Third period,  85-96 A.D.

 

 

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166. Silver denarius, Rome before September 87 A.D.  Carradice 87.1, RSC -, RIC -, BMCRE later addition, same obverse die as Schulten 1983 lot 228 ( = Kunker 71 lot 792)
IMP·CAES·DOMIT·AVG·GERM·P·M·TR·P·VI·  laureate head left
IMP·XIIII·COS·XIII· CENS·P·P·P·   Minerva 4

 

The finest from only three recorded specimens. From this very rare head left issue, other two coins are known with a Minerva 1 reverse (BMCRE 102 and another seen in trade)

 

 

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