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90 NGC Ch XF Domitian Roman Empire Denarius Minerva Shield Javelin (24020301C)

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  • Choice Extremely Fine Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • Struck 90 to 91 CE for Emperor Domitian (son of Emperor Vespasian) at the Rome Mint.
  • Bold realistic portrait of the Emperor. 
  • Dated TR P X COS XV IMP XXI  = 90 to 91 CE.
  • 3.52g, approx 19mm, RIC 152.
  • NGC Certified to Ch XF, Strike 5/5 Surface 4/5 (high subgrades).
  • Very lightly toned with lustrous surfaces, very attractive in hand!
  • Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X, laureate head of Domitian right.
    Reverse: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, brandishing a javelin and holding shield.
  • Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, commerce, handicrafts, poetry, the arts in general, and later, war. Considered the daughter of Jupiter, from whose head she was born, the goddess was first worshipped in Rome as one of the Capitoline Triad along with Jupiter and Juno.