This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Domitian, it was struck at Rome in 89 AD
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Domitian, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans, high priest, holder of tribunician power for the eighth time" Laureate head right
Reverse: IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P -"Supreme commander (Imperator) for the 16th time, consul for the 14th time, censor for life, father of the nation" Minerva advancing right on top of a galley, bearing javelin and shield, owl at feet.
A nice example in very good condition with an old cabinet tone.
DATE: 81 - 96 AD (This coin was minted in Rome in 89 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.12 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 762, (RIC  174), RSC 278, BMC 207 (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 2736
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Leicester, United Kingdom.
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