This is a first issue denarius of 86 CE. The denarii of 86 are quite scarce to very rare with the exception of a few examples in the first issue. I love the style of the portrait on this coin. The reverse may be weak but the obverse is delivered in fine style.
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AR Denarius (19mm, 3.30g, 6h). Rome mint, struck 86 (First Issue).
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, head laureate right; IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P, Aventine Minerva replica (#7936;πεικ#972;νισμα) standing right on processional litter (ferculum), with spear and shield, owl to right (M2).
RIC 427 (R), BMC p. 318 note , RSC 74.
In an earlier thread I posted RIC 655. A very rare example with IMP XVI on the reverse also from 88 CE. This one is very slightly later (after November 7 of 88) and is rare but not as elusive as RIC 655. It is a worn coin but it still has a nice look to it.
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AR Denarius (19mm, 2.88g, 5h). Rome mint, struck c. Sept 16, 88 - c. Sept 15, 89 (Second Issue).
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, head laureate right; IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Capitoline Minerva cult statue standing left, with spear (M4).
RIC 661 (R), BMC 150, RSC 244.