Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Domitian / Minerva

Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Domitian / Minerva

Code: 11924

£195.00 Approx $268.23, €228.34
 

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Domitian, it was struck at Rome in 92 AD 

Obverse:  IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Domitian, emperor (Augustus), conqueror of the Germans, high priest, holder of tribunician power for the eleventh time." Laureate head right

Reverse: IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P  "Supreme commander (Imperator) for the 21st time, consul for the 16th time, censor for life, father of the nation." Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at side.

An exceptional example with a fine portrait and toning, easily grades GVF+

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 81 - 96 AD (This coin was minted in Rome in 92 AD)

SIZE: 18mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.63 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC 732

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.