We have had this coin in our collection for many years. It is absolutely spectacular in many ways. Here is the full description that we acquired with this coin.

Roman Coin says German. Yes, it is a 81-96 AD. Denarius. Rome, 88 AD. 3.33g. Obv. leg. var. of BM-115 and C-235. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMAN P M TR P VII Head laureate r. Rx: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P Minerva fighting r. Very rare with GERMAN not GERM in obverse legend. Cohen 233 and 241 and Rivista ital. do num. 1891, p. 24, record this variant on two other denarii and an aureus of the same issue, but according to BM pp. 324-5 and I. Carradice, Coinage…. of Domitian. p. 33, none of these coins can be confirmed. However a denarius like ours plus two others with obverse German and other reverse types of the same issue are known to C. Clay from a private collection. This variant is unrecorded in any other issue: GERM is standard in the dated form of obverse legend on all aureole and denarii of Domitian from the first appearance of that title in 85 AD until the end of the reign. Very rare . VF

Roman Coin says German

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