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90 NGC Ch XF Domitian Roman Empire Denarius Minerva Shield Spear (24020201C)

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  • Choice Extremely Fine Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • Struck 90 CE for Emperor Domitian (son of Emperor Vespasian) at the Rome Mint.
  • Bold realistic portrait of the Emperor. 
  • Dated TR P VIIII COS XV IMP XXI  = 90 CE.
  • 3.33g, approx 18mm, RIC 149.
  • NGC Certified to Ch XF, Strike 5/5 Surface 4/5 (high subgrades).
  • Lightly toned with underlying luster, very attractive in hand!
  • Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII, laureate head of Domitian right.
    Reverse: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear, shield at her feet.
  • 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.